Freedom of Information Act

Ministry of Media, Information and Broadcasting Services
Broadcasting Authority of Zimbabwe
Zimbabwe Media Commission
Describe the main features of the policy/measure: 

The Act enhances accessibility to information/data held by public bodies as well as aligning the laws with the new Constitution promulgated in 2013. The Freedom of Information Act, repeals the Access to Information and Protection of Privacy Act [Chapter10:27] giving effect to section 62 of the Constitution which enshrines in the Declaration of Rights the right of access to information. The act provides citizens and media practitioners with the right to access information and creating legal frameworks and mechanisms for accessing information from public and private bodies. In addition, the Act provides that private entities will fall under the same rules as public institutions when individual rights are involved.

What are the results achieved so far through the implementation of the policy/measure?: 

Enhanced access to information and by extension freedom of cultural expressions as well as specifying provisions regarding voluntary and involuntary disclosure of information by public bodies, data access and the designation of Information Officers.

Partner(s) engaged in the implementation of the measure: 
Name of partnerType of entity
Zimbabwe Media Commision
Public Sector
Media Institute of Southern Africa, Zimbabwe Union of Journalists,
Civil Society Organization (CSO)
Broadcasting Authority of Zimbabwe,
Public Sector
Zimbabwe Republic Police
Public Sector
Ministry of Justice Legal and Parliamentary Affairs
Public Sector
Has the implementation of the policy/measure been evaluated?: 
Objetivo(s) de la Convención 2005 de la UNESCO
Dominios culturales
Cine / Artes audiovisuales
Industria editorial