Thursday 17 January 2002

Zimbabwe to alter controversial press bill

Changes will be made to a bill that would limit journalistic freedom in Zimbabwe, reports CNN . “The current draft bill proposes barring foreign journalists from working in Zimbabwe and compelling local journalists and media groups to apply for one-year renewable licences issued by a government-appointed commission… Members of the opposition Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) say the bill is aimed at stifling criticism of [President] Mugabe.”

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