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RELEASE: Commemoration of World Press Freedom Day 2019

The Zimbabwe Human Rights NGO Forum (the Forum) and Media Monitors join the world in commemorating World Press Freedom Day. Today the world celebrates the fundamental principles of press freedom. The day was proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly in 1993. This year’s global theme is “Media for Democracy: Journalism and Elections in Times of [...]

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Celebrating Independence, Hoping for a Peaceful Future

Each year on 18 April Zimbabwe marks independence day, the day when Zimbabwe made a transition from colonial rule to majority rule. In the preamble to the Constitution, the people of Zimbabwe salute ‘our heroic resistance to colonialism, racism and all forms of domination and oppression.’  The Constitution of Zimbabwe goes further in section 3 [...]

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Anti-Impunity Update – March 2019

ANTI-IMPUNITY ALERT In the previous update, we gave a brief background to the anti-impunity campaign, its objectives and importance in achieving human rights protection in Zimbabwe. From this week moving forward, we will be sharing with you the anti-impunity processes that we are undertaking and updating you on the human rights situation in Zimbabwe. LEGAL [...]

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On the Days of Darkness in Zimbabwe

An Updated Report on the Human Rights Violations Committed Between 14 January, 2019 to 5 February, 2019 On 12 January, 2019, President Mnangagwa announced during a press conference that the fuel prices would increase to $3.11 per litre for diesel and $3.31 per litre for petrol due to the increased demand for fuel, and illegal [...]

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