Radio Netherlands Worldwide

SSO Login

More login possibilities:

Close
  • Facebook
  • Flickr
  • Twitter
  • Google
  • LinkedIn
Home
Saturday 19 April  
Newspaper printing press, Bulawayo, Zimbabwe (2010)
Map
Harare, Zimbabwe
Harare, Zimbabwe

AU rapporteur: “Zimbabwe media laws a concern”

Published on : 2 November 2012 - 10:30am | By RNW Africa Desk (Photo: Flickr / helpingmedia)
More about:

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)

Related content

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.

 Read the full story here.

Most popular news in this dossier

President of Mozambique Samora Moises Machel speaks with US State Department off

Waiting for the new Samora Machels

Southern Africa needs new leaders, argues Takura Zhangazha. Leaders like the late President Samora Machel of...

African governments failing in corruption fight

Most Africans say their governments are failing in the fight against corruption, and many believe the...
Worshippers pray into the New Year in Nigeria

How to become a highly-esteemed Nigerian

Don’t speak English like an Ibadan man. Speak with the kind of phonetics that even your mother will...
Is religion now on the altar of capitalism?

Is religion now on the altar of capitalism?

As Zimbabwe’s economic malaise continues unabated, struggling manufacturers of fast moving goods and...
Rutshguru inhabitants watch as army hits M23’s few remaining hilltop positions.

Congo-Kinshasa: rebels and government close to peace deal

If the M23 movement in the Democratic Republic of Congo publicly renounces its rebellion, Kinshasa will...

Discussion

Post new comment

Please be reminded all comments must be in English, short and to the point - guideline 250 words. Abusive and inappropriate comments will be removed.

The content of this field is kept private and will not be shown publicly.
  • Allowed HTML tags: <a> <em> <strong> <cite> <code> <ul> <ol> <li> <dl> <dt> <dd> <p> <br>
  • Lines and paragraphs break automatically.
  • Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.

More information about formatting options