The Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Trade, Sibusiso Moyo acknowledged the improvement of media environment in Zimbabwe at the end of the Global Conference for Media Freedom in London yesterday. He said this evidenced by the absence of harassment and detention of journalists.
The Minister added that Zimbabwe defends and protect media freedom since the coming in of the new dispensation.
“As we went through the second plenary session it was clear in the debate that journalism is under threat in many countries and the profession itself was under threat,” said Minister Moyo.
Minister Moyo said there hasn’t been a situation where a journalist has either been abducted or barred since November 24, 2017.
The government gazetted the Freedom of Information Bill, which seeks to repeal the Access to Information and Protection of Privacy Act (AIPPA) and promote the right to access to information.
The Global Conference for Media Freedom started on the 10th of July. It ended with several accounts from around the world, indicating the need to review operations of the media including the first world countries.