Police assaulted a 263chat journalist, Costa Nkomo, today while he was covering their work in Harare. Nkomo was recording skirmishes between the police and vendors when a police officer whipped him on the back. The policeman’s colleagues had to restrain him.
Said MISA Zimbabwe Position on the event:
MISA Zimbabwe condemns the wanton assault of journalists in the course of their constitutionally guaranteed duties.
Media practitioners are advised to utilise the MISA JournoSOS App as well as the MISA Panic Button App in the event of any violations. MISA Zimbabwe staff is also on standby to assist media practitioners injured or arrested in the line of duty. The MISA Hotline is 0784 437 338.
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