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Journalists detained at Zanu-PF headquarters
June 24, 2013
and Wonai Masvingise, journalists with privately-owned newspapers,
Daily News and NewsDay respectively, were on Friday, 21 June 2013
briefly detained by Zanu-PF security personnel while covering a
demonstration at the political party’s headquarters in the
Robert Mugabe, leads Zanu-PF.
“Initially, all the five journalists covering the protest
(by Zanu-PF supporters) were detained, but the other three were
released after it was established that they were from the state
She also said
during interrogations, they were told that the independent media
were championing the ‘regime change agenda’ and that
they deserved to be taught a lesson to desist from being traitors.
were only rescued following the intervention of the Minister of
Media, Information and Publicity Webster Shamu.
Chapter of the Media Institute of Southern Africa (MISA-Zimbabwe)
commends minister Shamu’s intervention as a positive move
that helps in educating political party supporters that journalists
should be allowed to conduct their lawful professional duties without
should be allowed to report news freely without fear of harassment
in order for them to inform, educate and entertain readers and viewers.
the MISA-Zimbabwe fact
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