Arrested development: Zimbabwean journalism
Reuters Institute Global Journalism SeminarWednesday 3 February 2021 13:00 to 14:00
Hopewell Chin’ono, Zimbabwean journalist and anti-corruption campaigner
Hopewell Chin’ono speaks at this Reuters Institute Global Journalism Seminar.
Award-winning Zimbabwean journalist, documentary maker and Nieman fellow Hopewell Chin’ono was arrested twice in 2020: first on charges of inciting violence after reporting how government officials were profiting from deals to secure COVID-19 supplies, and again for sending a tweet that “impaired the dignity” of Zimbabwe’s Chief Justice. For these crimes, he spent six weeks in an overcrowded jail cell in Harare – an injustice that inspired the viral hashtag #ZimbabweanLivesMatter. He joins us on January 27th to speak about press freedom in Zimbabwe, and the role of journalists in exposing corruption.
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