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Zimbabwean journalists charged with insulting Mugabe

March 6, 2017 1:39 PM ET

New York, March 6, 2017--Zimbabwean authorities should immediately drop all charges against News Day editor Wisdom Mdzungairi and reporter Richard Chidza, and should cease threatening journalists, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Journalists caught in crosshairs amid protests and unrest in Zimbabwe

August 29, 2016 6:00 PM ET

A photograph of freelance journalist Lucy Yasini trying to ward off an attack by police while covering a protest in Harare was circulated on social media last week. A day later, a photograph was shared of two reporters, Obey Manayiti and Robert Tapfumaneyi, in the back of a police...

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CPJ Newsletter: March edition

February 29, 2016 12:39 PM ET

Landmark conviction in 2000 attack on Colombian journalist A Colombian court on February 26 convicted a former paramilitary fighter in the kidnapping and torture of Colombian journalist Jineth Bedoya and sentenced him to 11 years in prison. The fighter, Alejandro Cárdenas Orozco, was also ordered to pay a fine of...

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Zimbabwe Constitutional Court Strikes Criminal Defamation Laws

February 3, 2016 1:43 PM ET

New York, February 3, 2016--Today's ruling by Zimbabwe's Supreme Constitutional Court that the country's criminal defamation laws are unconstitutional is a welcome step toward safeguarding press freedom, the Committee to Protect Journalists said....

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In Zimbabwe, three journalists investigating elephant poisoning charged with slander

November 5, 2015 1:01 PM ET

Three journalists from Zimbabwe's state-owned weekly newspaper Sunday Mail were arrested in the capital, Harare, on November 2, 2015, after the paper published a report about more than 60 elephants being poisoned in Hwange National Park, according to news reports....

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Zimbabwean journalist to appeal jail term over unregistered newspaper

June 30, 2015 6:00 PM ET

New York, June 30, 2015--The Committee to Protect Journalists calls on authorities to immediately release Zimbabwean journalist Patrick Chitongo who, according to reports, was sentenced to one year in prison on June 23 for publishing an unregistered newspaper....

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In Zimbabwe, business news agency's offices raided

April 9, 2015 8:56 AM ET

The telecommunications company Econet Wireless and its affiliated bank, Steward Bank, obtained a court order on March 16, 2015, that compelled the Source, an independent online business news agency, to withdraw two of its stories and allowed police and technology experts to search the premises, news reports said....

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Journalist attacked, detained for recording police in Zimbabwe

October 23, 2014 4:38 PM ET

Cape Town, South Africa, October 23, 2014--Police and politicians in Zimbabwe should respect the right of journalists to report the news without fear of intimidation or violence, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today after police beat up a journalist in the capital, Harare....

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Zimbabwe police attack photojournalist

August 22, 2014 1:43 PM ET

Police in the capital, Harare, on August 18, 2014, assaulted and detained a photojournalist from the private daily paper Zimbabwe Mail who was covering a demonstration calling on the government to provide jobs, according to news reports....

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Zimbabwe court strikes down criminal defamation; implementation to be seen

July 28, 2014 11:51 AM ET

In a landmark ruling, the Zimbabwean Constitutional Court on July 22 declared unconstitutional a section of the draconian Criminal Law (Codification and Reform) Act that criminalizes defamation....

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