One step forwards, one back for democracy

If journalists in Zimbabwe had stood up in that country's parliament to protest against interference with their cellphone signals, they would have been laughed out of the place...

By Anton Harber 2 Mar 2015

SADC Media Awards entries now open

Entries to the 2015 South African Chapter of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) Media Awards competition are officially open...

28 Jan 2015

Imposing one story on Africa is doing it a disservice

The African Media Leaders Forum in Addis Ababa last week ended on a weak note: Politicians want the media to generate a new, positive African narrative.

By Anton Harber 15 Nov 2013

Journalist in Zimbabwe battling for life after being kidnapped, assaulted

CHINHOYI, ZIMBABWE: Freelance journalist, Paul Pindani, is reportedly battling for life after he was abducted from his home and severely assaulted in Mashonaland West's provincial capital of Chinhoyi on Friday, 14 June 2013.

20 Jun 2013

Group launches campaign for peace on social media

Zimbabweans have taken to social media to express their disgust at politically-motivated violence by starting an online group called Blackout Thursday. Every Thursday, the Facebook group members blackout their picture profiles in an effort to promote peace.

18 Mar 2013

Search for bravest women journalists

WASHINGTON, US: The International Women's Media Foundation (IWMF) is seeking nominations for its 2013 Courage in Journalism Awards and Lifetime Achievement Award.

22 Feb 2013

Experts slam proposed media reforms

Media experts have bemoaned the retention of a statutory body regulating the conduct of journalism despite constitutional guarantees for freedom of the media in the draft charter.

4 Feb 2013

Kasunda elected as MISA regional chair

Anthony Kasunda, the chairperson of the Malawi chapter of the Media Institute of Southern Africa (MISA-Malawi) has been elected chairperson of the MISA Regional Governing Council (RGC) at the 2012 Annual General Meeting (AGM) held on 29 July 2012, at the Indaba Hotel and Conference Centre in Fourways, Johannesburg, South Africa.

By Gregory Gondwe: @Kalipochi 31 Jul 2012

Govt in no hurry to reform the media before elections

As Zimbabwe's 'media reform ultimatum' draws near, there is nothing to show that media minister Webster Shamu will implement key media reforms, which could bring the long awaited freedom in the country's media space.

By Clifford Chitupa Mashiri 5 Mar 2012

Sunday Times reported to the police

The chairman of the Zimbabwe Media Commission (ZMC) has deposed an affidavit to police against the Sunday Times.

27 Feb 2012

Media Commission and foreign newspapers

The Zimbabwe Media Commission (ZMC) chairperson has threatened action to stop the circulation in Zimbabwe of foreign newspapers that are not registered under the Access to Information and Protection of Privacy Act (AIPPA).

9 Feb 2012

Foreign newspapers to be banned in Zimbabwe

The Zimbabwe Media Commission (ZMC) has reportedly enlisted the service of the police in a bid to stop foreign newspapers without local offices from circulating. Publications that might be affected include: The Sunday Times, Mail & Guardian, Business Day and The Zimbabwean.

6 Feb 2012

Alleged editors' bribery saga: PM to sue media outlets

Prime minister Morgan Tsvangirai has instructed his lawyers to institute legal proceedings in response to stories implicating him in an alleged journalists bribery scam.

16 Jan 2012

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