In commemoration of the International Day of Universal Access to Information (IDUAI) on 28 September, the Media Institute of Southern Africa (MISA) launched its annual Transparency Assessment in seven southern African countries including Zimbabwe.
This year marks the 10th publication of the annual report on the most open and most secretive public institutions in southern Africa. Seven national MISA Chapters, together with local researchers, sought to determine the ease or difficulty with which citizens can access information held by public institutions in their respective countries.
This year’s Transparency Assessment reflects on the experience of researchers from Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Eswatini (formerly Swaziland), Tanzania, Zambia, and, Zimbabwe in their quest to exercise their right to information. The study establishes whether institutions make information proactively available via an online presence and provide useful information upon request.
The MISA Zimbabwe Transparency report for 2018 is now available for viewing.