Some Zimbabwean journalists say 2003 was the most repressive year for independent journalists. Others claim it was 2008. But no one is yet claiming it was 2009 after a recent series of positive developments for the country's media.
On Thursday, the U.S.-based National
Association of Black Journalists announced the winner of its 2009 Percy
Qoboza Foreign Journalists Award: Zimbabwean
journalist Anderson Shadreck Manyere. Half a world away, however,
Manyere, left, lingered in a hospital in the capital,
Filmmaker Robyn Kriel, 25, from Bulawayo, Zimbabwe, spoke to PBS' Wide Angle last week about the risks she took reporting from Zimbabwe in the lead-up to the country's 2008 presidential election. Last April, CPJ closely followed the case of Kriel's mother, Margaret Kriel, who was imprisoned for four days on accusations of "practicing journalism without accreditation." You can listen to the interview here.
Freelance journalist Frank Chikowore visited CPJ this week
after receiving the Tully Center Free Speech Award
The Hong Kong police announced on Monday they would
investigate the alleged assault on photographer Richard Jones by
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