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Media Capture in Zimbabwe: Fact or Fiction (Documentary)

Digital Rights and Policy Specialist, Koliwe Majama is featured in a recently released documentary entitled Media Capture in Zimbabwe: Fact or Fiction?  which probes the independence of the mainstream media in Zimbabwe dating back to before Independence in 1980. In the documentary produced by the Media Alliance of Zimbabwe and Content Creators Network ZW, Majama explains how …

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GMF digital session: Media and Information Literacy in the age of coronavirus

At this year’s Global Media Forum (GMF) 2020 sponsored by DW’s Akademie, Koliwe and three other panelists spoke on the increasing importance of media and information literacy as a critical tool in this digital age amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Among other issues Koliwe highlighted the need for “community networks” in a continent where many African …

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Nell English Walks Tall For Zimbabwes LGBTQI+ Community literally!

When a deputy headmaster at one of Zimbabwe’s top schools recently came out as gay, he faced a backlash that revealed a deep-seated homophobia. One Zimbabwean decided to stand up and out in support of the LGBTQI+ community in general and GALZ in particular. In case you missed the story that made international headlines in …

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Internet far from being a safe haven for commercial sex workers and LGBTIQs in Zim, reveals research

HARARE-A research project by a Zimbabwean digital rights expert Koliwe Majama has revealed that violations and stigma on sexual minorities are rife online as they are offline despite the internet being an enabler of social inclusion. Majama on Monday 03 Dec launched her research findings under the title The pitfalls of internet as a development …

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Pitfalls of the Internet as a Development Tool: A Study of the Politics of Internet Use by Gender and Sexual Minorities in Zimbabwe

This week Koliwe Majama released a report investigating how sexual minorities in Zimbabwe experience the internet. The good news is that the majority of the people who took part in the study consider the rights of gender and sexual minorities to be an important issue. They recognized the need for the law and policy in …

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