Attacks on the Press
• Government fails to implement reforms allowing private media to operate.
• Two international broadcasters allowed to resume operation.
$32,000: Application and accreditation fees imposed on international journalists.
In a measure of the deplorable state of press freedom in Zimbabwe, a year marked by harassment and obstruction was considered a small step forward. “Journalists continue to be followed, detained, and abducted; phones and e-mail messages are intercepted; the output of news from government reminds one of Radio Moscow during the Soviet era,” Geoff Hill, exiled Zimbabwean journalist and author, told CPJ.