Electoral Act Needs Urgent Patching To Avoid Loopholes In 2018

  By Wisdom Mumera The current electoral laws still have loopholes allowing for voting using the old voter’s roll and there is need to quickly amend the Electoral Act to avoid confusion, the Election Resource Centre (ERC) has said. Download Zimbabwe Electoral Act According to the organisation, the Electoral Act is vague on the issue of the old voter’s roll after the compilation of a … Continue reading Electoral Act Needs Urgent Patching To Avoid Loopholes In 2018

Call to expedite Cyber Bill gets louder

By Daniel Chigundu THERE are fears that the Parliamentary Privileges Committee report on death threat messages to MDC-T Members of Parliament (MPs) might be abused to introduce the Cyber Crime Bill. After failing to locate the origin of the messages, The Privileges Committee recommended that there is need to expedite the process of bringing into the operation of the Cyber-crimes Bill, which should establish a Cyber … Continue reading Call to expedite Cyber Bill gets louder

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