Thulani Ndlovu/CPJ Guest Blogger
Thulani Ndlovu has an LLB in law from Wits University, Johannesburg, and a diploma in mass communication. He works as a media advocate and freelancer in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe.
Zimbabwe court strikes down criminal defamation; implementation to be seen
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.
In South Africa, threats to press cloud Human Rights Day
As South Africa celebrated Human Rights Day on March 21, the country was beset by uncertainty on the fate of media freedom and the ability of the press to report without state interference.
ANC plans taint Southern Africa’s press freedom leader
As heads of state gathered last week at the summit of the Southern African Development Community, or SADC, in Namibia, their discussions were dominated by the progress of Zimbabwe’s precarious power-sharing political agreement, which includes pledges to address a repressive media environment. Leading the mediation in the Zimbabwean crisis has been neighboring South Africa, which…