Mugabe opens Community Information Centre…donates computers to schools

By Nkanyiso Ncube PRESIDENT Robert Mugabe has officially opened the Dangamvura-Chikanga Community Information Centre, bringing to 80 the number of community information centres completed so far. Address delegates at the official opening of the centre, President Mugabe said the new infrastructure should assist in championing development and unlock new modern learning trends for young people. “Firstly l want to congratulate the people of Manicaland that … Continue reading Mugabe opens Community Information Centre…donates computers to schools

Violence against journalists increases by 71%

By Staff Reporter. ABOUT 23 journalists were unlawfully arrested or detained while 12 were assaulted by either police or unruly political activists while carrying out their journalistic duties last year, Media Institute of Southern Africa (MISA) has revealed in its State of the Media Report. Speaking on behalf of media stakeholders at a press conference, ahead of the World Press Freedom Day which is commemorated … Continue reading Violence against journalists increases by 71%

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Outdated Government websites compromising transparency: Chinamasa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 Speaking recently, Minister Chinamasa said outdated government websites are in sharp contrast to the promotion of transparency and ease of access to information in the country. “In this age of Information and Communication Technologies, … Continue reading Outdated Government websites compromising transparency: Chinamasa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