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Freedom of Information Act Zimbabwe

Freedom of Information Act to additionally provide for the constitutional rights of expression, and
freedom of the media; to provide further for the right of access to
information held by entities in the interest of public accountability or for
the exercise or protection of a right; to repeal the Access to Information
and Protection of Privacy Act [Chapter 10:27]; and to provide for matters
connected therewith.

WHEREAS section 61 of the Constitution provides as follows—
“61 Freedom of expression and freedom of the media
(1) Every person has the right to freedom of expression, which includes—
(a) freedom to seek, receive and communicate ideas and other information;
(b) freedom of artistic expression and scientific research and creativity; and
(c) academic freedom.
(2) Every person is entitled to freedom of the media, which freedom includes
protection of the confidentiality of journalists’ sources of information.
(3) Broadcasting and other electronic media of communication have freedom
of establishment, subject only to State licensing procedures that—
(a) are necessary to regulate the airwaves and other forms of signal
distribution; and
(b) are independent of control by government or by political or commercial
interests.

 

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