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AU rapporteur: “Zimbabwe media laws a concern”

Published on : 2 November 2012 - 10:30am | By RNW Africa Desk (Photo: Flickr / helpingmedia)
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Advocate Pansy Tlakula, the Special Reporter on Freedom of Expression and Access to Information in Africa and a member of the African Commission on People’s and Human Rights says she is “deeply concerned by the continued existence of laws that impede the work of the media in Zimbabwe.”

By our top partner Radio Voice of the People (VOP)

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Tlakula told Radio VOP in an exclusive interview on the sidelines of the inaugural Carlos Cardoso Memorial lecture at the University of Witwaterstrand in Johannesburg that Zimbabwe should repeal the laws such as Access to Information and protection of Privacy Act (AIPPA) and Public and Order Security Act (POSA) which continue to impede media work.

“The new constitution will not solve all the problems. Even after the new constitution is put in place, you will still have to deal with all laws that impede expression like AIPPA, POSA and all the other laws that are not in conformity with regional and international instruments that Zimbabwe has ratified,” Tlakula who also works as an advocate of the High Court of South Africa said.

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