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24 January 2018 13:31 (South Africa)

Local journalist arrested in Zimbabwe

  • Andy Rice
    andy rice
    Andy Rice

    Andy Rice is a founding partner of Yellowwood Future Architects, a marketing strategy consultancy. In his other lives, he is the southern hemisphere's only supporter of Cambridge United Football Club, and was once upon a time the South African National Spoofing Champion. He has played football at Wembley and cricket at Lord's within the same weekend, but troubled the scorer on neither occasion. Things could only go up from here.

A photographer from the Midlands Observer has been arrested in Zimbabwe, after "practising journalism without accreditation" in that country, according to the Media Institute of Southern Africa. Flata Kavinga was taking photographs of a demonstration against a local parish priest at the weekend, when police arrested him. The government has recently stated that it wanted to see more independent newspapers being published, but Kavinga's arrest doesn't augur well for an increase in media freedom in Zimbabwe. Read more: TimesLive

  • Andy Rice
    andy rice
    Andy Rice

    Andy Rice is a founding partner of Yellowwood Future Architects, a marketing strategy consultancy. In his other lives, he is the southern hemisphere's only supporter of Cambridge United Football Club, and was once upon a time the South African National Spoofing Champion. He has played football at Wembley and cricket at Lord's within the same weekend, but troubled the scorer on neither occasion. Things could only go up from here.

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