Policy Brief – Reclaiming Public Media ahead of 2018 Elections

Executive Summary

There are dislocations between the progressive Constitution of Zimbabwe (2013) and the laws that were crafted underthe Lancaster House Constitution, whichthe government of Zimbabwe is reluctant to repeal and replace with democratic legislation. This has perpetuated the restrictive environment within which the Zimbabwean media operates. Besides the  laws, authorities have also superimposed themselves on publicly owned media entities such as…more