Monthly Archives: June 2007

Lawyer’s protest march in Bulawayo 27 June 2007

In solidarity with a resolution, passed by the Law Society of Zimbabwe on the 13th June 2007, to close all law offices throughout Zimbabwe and to not attend court on the 27th June 2007, in protest against the recent attacks on and arrest of members of the legal profession, lawyers in Bulawayo were requested by […]

Zimbabwe: ‘Spying Bill’ Sends Shivers Down Media’s Spine

By the Financial Gazette 21 June 2007 Njabulo Ncube Harare BIG brother is watching. This aptly describes the jittery mood within the media and telecommunications sectors in Zimbabwe following the passing by Parliament last Wednesday of the controversial Interception of Communications Bill, despite opposition to some of its provisions by opposition legislators and free speech […]

Zimbabwe Passes Communication Spying Law

Voice of America By Peta Thornycroft Southern Africa 15 June 2007 Zimbabwe this week passed a new law allowing the government to monitor telephones, mail and the Internet. For VOA, Peta Thornycroft reports that the Zimbabwe government justifies this new law by saying it is necessary to protect national security. President Robert Mugabe regularly tells […]

Legislators pass bill allowing government to spy on telecommunications

By Media Institute of Southern Africa (MISA) Zimbabwe’s House of Assembly on 13 June 2007 passed the controversial Interception of Communications Bill without amendments despite opposition to some of its provisions by opposition Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) legislators. MISA Zimbabwe National Director Rashweat Mukundu said the passing of the bill marks yet another sad […]

Controversial security law advances in Zimbabwe

By Reuters Published: June 13, 2007, 4:44 PM PDT The lower house of Zimbabwe’s parliament passed a bill on Wednesday allowing the government to monitor phones, mail and the Internet to protect national security. While conceding the country needed to protect itself against terrorism, opposition members said they feared the bill would pave the way […]

The battle of Zimbabwe

Published in the Washington Post by Michael Gerson A nation is dying, its leader a tyrant, its neighbors indifferent Thursday, June 14, 2007 WASHINGTON – When I talked earlier this week with David Coltart, a Zimbabwean member of parliament and human rights lawyer, his office in Bulawayo had been without power for five hours. The […]