Monthly Archives: August 2019

Civil society groups call for changes to Zimbabwe’s new ATI law

Honourable Prince D. Sibanda Chairperson of the Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Information, Media and Broadcasting Services Parliament Building Corner Nelson Mandela Avenue and Third Street Harare RE: MISA ZIMBABWE’S SUBMISSIONS ON THE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION BILL [H.B. 6, 2019] Dear Honourable Sibanda, MISA Zimbabwe, with the support of undersigned freedom of expression organizations from around

Hydara killers revealed, internet blockages lifted and mounting concern for media freedom in Tanzania

Shock and relief as militias admit to assassinations The biggest news on the continent this month was the revelation by former militias of their involvement in the assassination of critics of President Yahya Jammeh’s regime in The Gambia. Years of not knowing who killed Deyda Hydara and why he was killed finally ended for the

International call for press freedom in Brazil amidst attacks against “The Intercept” journalists

The 26 press freedom and human rights organizations and media outlets named below strongly condemn the recent wave of attacks and threats against the investigative news website The Intercept Brasil. We call on the authorities to ensure respect for the constitutionally guaranteed right of journalists to protect the confidentiality of their sources. The attacks began