Zim Deputy Info Minister Wants Media Law Changes
Jameson Timba who is the Deputy Information Minsiter in the National Unity Government in Zimbabwe proposes changes to the media law. The reasons were based on the detention of two editors from the Zimbabwe Independent for publishing names of people who kidnapped members of the opposition.
At the same time, Ms. Irene Petras of the Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights declared as unjustifiable the arrests of the Zimbabwe Independent Editors. According to the IOL E Magazine, it appears that the ruling ZANU-PF are attempting to use the power sharing agreement to neutralize the opposition.
It is hoped that the media laws can be changed so that newspapers such as Zimbabwe Independent can continue their reporting and so that there could be an uncensored media in the country.