The first notable development is that under SADC pressure, and for the first time since the formation of the MDC, ZANU-PF conceded to sharing the political space, made amendments to the POSA and AIPPA
legislation, and opened the draft constitution to public discussion.
put against the provisions of the Constitution and there is need to convince the people looking at the situation in Zimbabwe such as Sadc at the next summit that these issues have been constitutionalised and need to be actualised.
negotiations led in January 2008 to amendments to both AIPPA
Exploiting a loophole in AIPPA
, The Zimbabwean is published outside the country and trucked in from South Africa for sale on Thursdays.
Indeed, if they can show us that AIPPA
, as it stands now, has any problems that are fundamental, we will look at them together.
The main independent daily newspaper had its offices attacked on several occasions and was eventually shut down by the police as it tried to continue publishing without being registered under the terms of the AIPPA
. (27) During public strikes held in March and June 2003, journalists covering the protests were arrested and physically assaulted, as well as having equipment confiscated.
On the other hand, the private media did not have kind words on POSA, BSA and AIPPA
as it regarded them as violating citizen rights and freedoms.
They made far-reaching inputs to do with a raft of laws, including the Defence Act, AIPPA
, BSA, POSA and many others.
Southern Africa (MISA) has stated that AIPPA
is "one of the most
We negotiated, we agreed, and we actually effected amendments to the Public Order and Security Act (POSA), the Access to Information and Protection of Privacy Act (AIPPA
), and to the Broadcasting Services Act (BSA).
The political message in the two songs Bvuma Wachembera (Accept that you are old) and Dai ndakadzidza (If only I was educated) are prime examples of how cultural expressions offer an alternative and relatively safer discourse yet unflinching attack on the despotic regime that uses the draconian AIPPA
(Access to Information and Protection of Privacy Act) to silence and mull divergent views.
Alignment of other laws to the Constitution: we need to align other laws to the new Constitution such as the Public Order and Security Act (POSA), Access to Information and Protection of Privacy Act (AIPPA
), Defence Act, and the Police Act.