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Zimbabwe: Press Statement by ZGC on Allegations that the Commission recomended a Dress Code Policy for Tertiary Institutions (21.10.2019)

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Zimbabwe: Statement by the Ministry of Health and Child Care on the Privacy of the Patients in Hospitals (19.10.2019)

Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) letter to Movement of Democratic Change (MDC) – Re: Notification of a Demonstration on 24 October 2019 (18.10.2019)

MISA Zimbabwe: Police Assaults Journalists in Harare’s CBD (19.10.2019)

 

Police this afternoon, 19 October 2019, assaulted journalist Ruvimbo Muchenje while they were dispersing protesters in the Harare City Centre. Muchenje is a journalist with one of Zimbabwe’s daily newspapers, the NewsDay.

At the time of the assault, Muchenje was suspected of recording skirmishes between the police and protestors when the police officers hit her camera with a baton stick. Muchenje said a female officer directed four male police officers to attack her in the process, before fleeing for dear life. She has since received medical attention for the injuries sustained in the attacks.

MISA Zimbabwe Position 

MISA Zimbabwe is greatly concerned with the seemingly increased number of cases where police officers assault media practitioners conducting their journalistic work. We, therefore, take this opportunity to remind the police that it is not a crime to photograph or film police operations in public areas. Such actions amount to unwarranted and unjustifiable censorship of the media.

MISA Zimbabwe also reminds media practitioners to employ the profession’s safety and security measures while covering hostile situations. Media practitioners are advised to also utilise the MISA JournoSOS App as well as the MISA Panic Button App in the event of any violations. MISA Zimbabwe staff is also on standby to assist media practitioners injured or arrested in the line of duty. The MISA Hotline is 0784 437 338.

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About MISA Zimbabwe

The Media Institute of Southern Africa (MISA) Zimbabwe was founded in 1996. Its work focuses on promoting, and advocating for, the unhindered enjoyment of freedom of expression, access to information and a free, independent, diverse and pluralistic media.

Zimbabwe: Letter to Harare Remand Prison – Re: Request for an Emergency Attendance by a Private Doctor – State v. Hilton Tamangani (18.10.2019)

Progressive Teachers Union of Zimbabwe (PTUZ) letter to Public Service Commission – Re: Notice of Incapacitation (18.10.2019)

Zimbabwe: APEX Council letter to Chairperson NJNC – Re: Civil Service APEX Council Notification on Incapacitation (14.10.2019)

Zimbabwe: Citizens’ Manifesto Reiterates Calls for Broad Based Inclusive National Dialogue as the Basis for a Viable Way Forward for the Country (15.10.2019)

Zimbabwe Hospital Doctors Assosciation (ZHDA): Press Release (13.10.2019)

Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe: Clarification of Administration of Nostro Accounts and Cash Withdrawals (11.10.2019)

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