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Army bars reporter from covering charity match
March 04, 2013
Members of the
Zimbabwe National Army on Sunday, 3 March 2013 reportedly denied
Daily News sports reporter, Blessings Mashaya, entrance into Harare's
Rufaro Stadium to cover a charity soccer match between army side
Black Rhinos and CAPS United.
Daily News is
a privately-owned newspapers that has been previously banned under
Zimbabwe's harsh media laws and has had its printing press
reportedly told Mashaya that since it was only a charity match they
were playing, they did not require media coverage especially from
Daily News. This is despite the fact that the reporter is duly accredited
with the statutory Zimbabwe Media Commission.
to make money and to make things worse you are from the Daily News
so it's better for you to go back. You are not permitted to
cover this match," said one of the soldiers, according to
a story published in the Daily News of 4 March 2013.
the MISA-Zimbabwe fact
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