Beatrice Mtetwa

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CPJ Impact

May 1, 2008 2:00 AM ET

May 2008 News from the Committee to Protect Journalists...

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Zimbabwean court acquits South African media workers

April 14, 2008 12:00 PM ET

New York, April 14, 2008—Two South African satellite engineers, held in Zimbabwe on several charges, including violating the country’s draconian media accreditation laws, were acquitted today, according to news reports and local sources. New York Times reporter Barry Bearak and...

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CPJ outraged by police beating of award-winning media lawyer in Zimbabwe

May 10, 2007 12:00 PM ET

New York, May 10, 2007—The Committee to Protect Journalists today called for a full and transparent investigation into the police beating on Tuesday of prominent Zimbabwean human rights lawyer Beatrice Mtetwa, a 2005 recipient of CPJ’s International Press Freedom Award,...

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Charges dropped against Voice of the People employees

September 25, 2006 12:00 PM ET

New York, September 25, 2006—The Committee to Protect Journalists welcomes the decision of a court in Zimbabwe today to dismiss charges of broadcasting without a license against 10 employees of independent news production company Voice of the People (VOP). A...

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CPJ alarmed by bill to intercept communications

May 30, 2006 12:00 PM ET

New York, May 30, 2006—The Committee to Protect Journalists is alarmed by a bill before Zimbabwe’s parliament that would give the government free rein to monitor telephone calls, letters and electronic mail in the name of national security and crime...

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Attacks on the Press 2005: Africa Analysis

February 16, 2006 11:58 AM ET

Lessons in Democracy, Pressure, and the PressBy Julia CrawfordZimbabwe and Burundi, countries with very different histories, were among the dozen states in sub-Saharan Africa that held elections this year. In Burundi, the local media played a significant role in informing...

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Attacks on the Press 2005: Zimbabwe

February 16, 2006 10:56 AM ET

ZIMBABWE In the run-up to parliamentary elections in March, the government of President Robert Mugabe further tightened repressive legislation that has been used to drastically reduce the independent media and its freedom to operate. Independent journalists continued to face police...

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Voice of the People trustees charged in Zimbabwe

January 24, 2006 12:00 PM ET

New York, January 24, 2006—Six trustees of the independent news production company Voice of the People were charged today with broadcasting without a license, which carries a potential two-year prison penalty. Defense lawyer Beatrice Mtetwa said her clients appeared in...

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CPJ Update

December 16, 2005 12:00 AM ET

CPJ Update December 16, 2005 News from the Committee to Protect Journalists Return to front page | See previous Updates...

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Authorities seize independent publisher's passport

December 9, 2005 12:00 PM ET

New York, December 9, 2005—The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns the seizure of the passport of Trevor Ncube, owner and director of Zimbabwe's two remaining independent newspapers and of South Africa's Mail and Guardian. Ncube was ordered to hand...

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