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Major reprieve for civil society as Abel Chikomo is acquitted

Sigh of relief to CSOs as Abel Chikomo is acquitted 25 November 2013  On Friday 22 November 2013 a Harare Magistrate Elijah Makomo set free Abel Chikomo. Abel Chikomo, a journalist and lawyer by training is the executive director of the Zimbabwe Human Rights NGO Forum. Chikomo had been on trial for allegedly running an “unregistered” organisation [...]

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The NGO Forum logo to celebrate the 15th Anniversary

Celebrating 15 Years of Human Rights Advocacy

The Zimbabwe Human Rights NGO Forum (the Forum) today is a coalition of 19 human rights organisations with a vision to see a society that is free from organised violence and torture.  This movement started 15 years ago after the repressive response of the state to the 1998 Food Riots. Since then, the coalition has [...]

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Landmark UN Report on Freedom of Expression – Forum Research on Case of Zimbabwe

Across the globe, innovations in technologies have facilitated communication and free expression, enabling anonymity, rapid information sharing, and cross-cultural dialogues. At the same time, technological developments have increased opportunities for State surveillance and intervention into individuals’ private communications. Surveillance threatens both an individual’s freedom to express themselves and their right to maintain a private life [...]

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Report: 2012 International Conference on Transitional Justice

Here, the Zimbabwe Human Rights NGO Forum presents the report on the 2012 International Conference on Transitional Justice in Zimbabwe which took place from the 4th to the 6th of October 2012. The conference brought together various stakeholders to deliberate on the way forward for transitional justice in Zimbabwe. Since its inception in 1998, the Forum [...]

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