Local journalist arrested in Zimbabwe

By Andy Rice 12 October 2010

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