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Submissions to the Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Transport and Communications on the Access to Information and Protection of Privacy Act Amendment Bill
Media Institute of Southern Africa - Zimbabwe Chapter (MISA-Zimbabwe)
December 02, 2002

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Introduction
MISA-Zimbabwe takes this opportunity to thank the Parliament of Zimbabwe especially Honorable members who constitute the Portfolio Committee on Transport and Communications for inviting us to make these submissions. We remember that last year; on 10 December we made our submissions on the same law, then a Bill, the Access to Information and Protection of Privacy Act (AIPPA). We raised many issues some of which are now being considered for change and some are being strengthened, albeit negatively.

In these submissions, the intention of MISA-Zimbabwe is to highlight provisions in the Access to Information and Protection of Privacy Bill, which we believe offend against various sections of the Constitution, most specifically sections 18(1) (the right to the protection of the law) and section 20 (the right to freedom of expression and to freely receive and impart information and ideas). Where drafting of certain clauses could be improved, this is also pointed out and suggestions are made.

It is hoped that such an analysis will assist by contributing to debate on the Bill by Honorable Members of Parliament, and within society at large, and by ensuring that this already contentious Access to Information and Protection of Privacy Act and possible amendments in terms of the Bill adhere to the existing laws of Zimbabwe and promote a spirit of unity and good will among the people of Zimbabwe.

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