AIPPA – Access to Information and Protection of Privacy Act. ACDEG – The ZANU-PF- Zimbabwe African National Union – Patriotic Front. ZEC – Zimbabwe. The twin statutes of Posa and the Access to Information and Protection of Privacy Act (Aippa) have no place whatsoever in a democracy. The first independent constitution of Zimbabwe, that came into force in , sets out a The AIPPA also makes provisions for a system of proactive publication.

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Varun Beverages ups output to meet growing demand. Documentaire FSMTunis. Posa and Aippa are manifestly against the spirit and letter of the Constitution, which expressly guarantees to citizens the very things the laws seek to throttle.

The unravelling of President Buhari. A public body must respond to a request “as soon as is reasonably possible” and at least within 30 days of receiving the request s. The Media and Information Commission is organised by a board where all members are appointed by the Minister responsible for informationafter having consulted the President.

zimbabqe The head of a public body may, but need not necessarily, refuse to release information that may be harmful to inter-governmental relations or negotiations, the financial or economic interests of a public body or the State, personal safety, protection of the heritage sites, or where the information would zjmbabwe otherwise available to the public. Where are modern day Tongogaras?

The AIPPA also makes provisions for a system of proactive publication, whereby a public body must release information, whether requested or not, if it relates to a risk of significant harm to the health or safety of members of the public, the risk of significant harm to the environment, a matter of national security, or in a range of other eventualities s.

Zanu PF must fulfil its promises newsday December 8, IN order to make Zimbabwe a top income country byit is necessary that more jobs have to be created in Any person can make a request provided that they are citizens, permanent residents, holders of temporary employment permits, students or registered media agents.

Zimbabwe, as a country, cannot embrace Posa and Aippa and still fall under the banner of a constitutional democracy.

Posa, Aippa have no place in democracy – NewsDay Zimbabwe

While it is understandable why government would rush to revive a section of Posa through a statutory instrument, its actions are patently zimbaabwe to the concept of constitutionalism, which Zimbabwe assumes. To unsubscribe Click Here. Platinum in CL draw pleasure. Illicit financial flows thwart human rights and development in Africa. The AIPPA shall provide a legal framework for the access and conduct of requesting information from public bodies and privacy as well as for the regulation of mass media by the establishment of a Media and Information Commission.


Land and Natural Resources. Against this backcloth, the question of whether Zimbabwe can be described as a constitutional State depends as much on the whether the government is indeed bound by the Constitution and whether or not the judiciary enjoys independence.

A government, under constitutionalism, derives its power from and is limited by a body of fundamental law. The Anglican Church, led by Archbishop Chad Gandiya, was kicked out of school grounds by the police, ostensibly because they had not sought clearance to congregate as required under the repressive Posa. Zimbabwe also places poorly on the World Justice Project Rule of Law Index WJP rankings, as it is ranked at out of countries in all categories of constraints on government powers, absence of corruption, open government, fundamental rights, order and security, regulatory enforcement, civil and criminal justice.

The government made use of AIPPA and the Criminal Law to prosecute critical journalists and activists during the election crisis. A constitutional State is, therefore, one in which the exercise of governmental power is constrained by the law and this concept is very much an integral part of the rule of law. Bindura Ran Mine employees resist eviction newsday November 20, Bindura town came to a standstill as residents and employees of Ran mine staged a rare protest against pending evictions by insensitive Village reflections and dearth of the reading culture.

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Public Order and Security Act (Zimbabwe)

Economy on road to recovery: Repeal restrictive provisions of AIPPA and POSA Align all media laws with the Constitution Allow for self-regulation of the Media Repeal criminal defamation laws, which curtail freedom of the media Licence community radio stations to enhance access to information Protect journalists in the line of their work, especially with the impending harmonised elections We hold the firm belief that media freedom is a Constitutional right and should be respected.

Retrieved from ” https: For the media to carry out the watchdog function, there needs to be robust policies and laws that enhance media freedom. The challenge of high expectations in Liberia. ZCTU, why spare Byo council over rates hike. Trading democracy for neoliberal foreign policy.


Remarkably, the provision on registering are rather broad, covering even the smallest and irregular forms as well as all forms of digital and electronic publications. Skip to main content. In a constitutional State, the power of the State is limited in order to protect citizens from the capricious exercise of authority.

Rehabilitate stadiums, then shift football seasons. The requirement that requesters are citizens or fulfil residence requirements mean that it is very difficult for researchers to gather information about the practicalitites of the Act.

Protection, Patronage or Plunder? However, these 30 days can be extended on the grounds of various reasons with the agreement of the Media and Information Commission. The invoking of the Public Order and Security Act Posaa piece of legislation brought inwhich gave untold powers to the police, has, for long, been seen as an assault on human rights. Learn more about us.

No “agent of a foreign state” may make a request s. Govt, doctors in crunch meeting.


From union renewal to a self-managed society: The citizenry share legally-based civil liberties and can use the courts to seek recourse. FC Platinum learn fate. In this context, terms such as public morality are not further defined. In terms of regulation, AIPPA restricts the ownership or shareholding of mass media services to zijbabwe other than Zimbabwean citizens or permanent residents.

Generally speaking it is difficult to get an accurate picture of the number of people who use the AIPPA to access government information, as the Commission is responsible for implementing the regime, and it is far from transparent itself. With the agreement of the Media and Information Commission, a government body created by the Act and responsible for administering powers under it, this period may be extended beyond 30 days s.

Zimbabwe to review Aippa? The right to demonstrate is unreservedly granted in the Bill of Rights and it is a simple legal fact that a statute cannot override the Bill of Zimbawbe. Among the more high profile actions under AIPPA have been that which led to the the closing down of The Daily News, a popular newspaper critical of the government, in