Access to Information and Protection of Privacy Act (Zimbabwe)

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Access to Information and Protection of Privacy Act (AIPPA) is law in Zimbabwe. It was enacted to oversee how the print and electronic media operated in the country. It was enacted in 2002 by a ZANU-PF-dominated parliament.[1]

The law has a provision for a Media and Information Commission (MIC), a body whose first chairman was Tafataona Mahoso. Since it was introduced, foreign news organizations have been banned from reporting in Zimbabwe while some newspapers in Zimbabwe have been shut down.

Prof. Jonathan Moyo and Patrick Chinamasa are credited[by whom?] with writing this piece of legislation.

References[edit]

  1. ^ AIPPA[1] (accessed 02/10/2008)