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Three media monitors arrested in Zimbabwe for an illegal gathering

by AP
06 Dec 2011 at 08:00hrs | Views
Harare - An independent media monitoring group says police arrested three of its officials after a civic education meeting in Gwanda that police called an illegal political gathering.

The Media Monitoring Project Zimbabwe said in a statement on Monday the three held a meeting in Gwanda last month that police now alleged had not been approved under the nation's security laws.

The group said that during the meeting its officials met with its local members and distributed information calling for fair and balanced reporting on elections proposed next year.

In a new media crackdown, four independent journalists have been arrested in the past two weeks for alleged criminal defamation of loyalists of President Robert Mugabe.

Source - AP