Zimbabwe cracks down on access to information

By Andy Rice 15 November 2010

The Zimbabwean government is attempting to pass legislation prohibiting access to information such as court judgments, legislation, official notices and public registers, according Media Monitoring Project Zimbabwe. One of the proposed changes would be would be copyrighting all government documents, meaning that the could not be published in the media without state permission. Read more: News24

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