Government “recognizes”community radios but can’t let go of airwaves

by Divine Dube Information, Media and Broadcasting Services Minister Christopher Mushohwe shockingly admitted that the Zimbabwe government which is adamant to licence community radios was aware that the latter exist — despite the the State’s continued monopoly on airwaves which was inherited from the Rhodesian government by Robert Mugabe’s successive governments. “…so, please, don’t go around saying community radio broadcasters are not wanted in Zimbabwe … Continue reading Government “recognizes”community radios but can’t let go of airwaves

Outdated Government websites compromising transparency: Chinamasa

By Daniel Chigudu Finance and Economic Development Minister Patrick Chinamasa has called on government institutions and departments to timely update their websites in line with the government’s E-Government program currently underway. Speaking recently, Minister Chinamasa said outdated government websites are in sharp contrast to the promotion of transparency and ease of access to information in the country. “In this age of Information and Communication Technologies, … Continue reading Outdated Government websites compromising transparency: Chinamasa

Katswe Sistahood implicated in cruel Cyber Crime Bill

  By Daniel Chigundu Harare West legislator Jessie Majome says the draft Computer and Cyber Crime Bill could be a result of Katswe Sistahood’s advocacy on revenge pornography that went horribly wrong. Katswe Sisterhood petitioned Parliament to enact a law barring revenge pornography to protect individuals from having their nude pictures or videos published without their consent. In the petition, they raised concern at the growing … Continue reading Katswe Sistahood implicated in cruel Cyber Crime Bill

Statutory Instrument 101 A of 2016 is unconstitutional & an abuse of power

By Tariro Senderayi  Last week Zimbabwean Government ushered in their latest creation to clamp down and descend on the constitutional right of citizens to demonstrate. Apparently, the strength of POSA lacked oomph and was not being felt enough by the unsuspecting citizenry. Thus, this predicament on the part of the police led to the orchestration of a stronger dose of POSA which is in the … Continue reading Statutory Instrument 101 A of 2016 is unconstitutional & an abuse of power

Legislator fears social media abuse

By Daniel Chigundu Matebeleland South legislator and women rights advocate Priscilla Misihairabwi-Mushonga says social media such as facebook and Twitter are full of abusers and that she will not be very active on them anytime soon. Zimbabwe has been hit by social media frenzy like no other time since independence, thanks to an increase in internet penetration rate and mobile penetration that have been recorded in … Continue reading Legislator fears social media abuse

Download: Draft Cyber Crime Bill 2016

This is a Bill for An Act to criminalize offences against computers and network related crime; to consolidate the criminal law on computer crime and network crime; to provide for investigation and collection of evidence for computer and network related crime; to provide for the admission of electronic evidence for such offences, and to provide for matters connected with or incidental to the foregoing. Download … Continue reading Download: Draft Cyber Crime Bill 2016

Chamisa calls for urgent inquiry to investigate into the brutalization of civilians by Police

By Nyasha N Mukapiko Following series of brutalization of innocent citizens, protesting peacefully around the country with Harare having recorded the largest number of nonviolent protest, Kuwadza West MDC-T legislator Nelson Chamisa yesterday during parliament sitting called for government to investigate. Recently elevated to the Vice-President position, Chamisa described his motion as urgent national importance following circulation of disturbing images and video footage of men … Continue reading Chamisa calls for urgent inquiry to investigate into the brutalization of civilians by Police

Draft Cybercrime bill sparks twitter war between former Finance Min. Tendai Biti & Min. of ICT Supa Mandiwanzira

By Buhle Tshavango Minister of Information and Communication Technology minister, Supa Mandiwanzira ‘s attempts to engage netizens over twitter recently sparked a “cyber war” with former Finance minister, Tendai Biti over the controversial draft Computer Crime and Cyber Crime Bill . Media reports earlier had cited Government’s plans to arrest social media abusers in terms of the new regulations . According to the report, “The … Continue reading Draft Cybercrime bill sparks twitter war between former Finance Min. Tendai Biti & Min. of ICT Supa Mandiwanzira