Zimbabwe: Arrest of Journalists Unfortunate
'The Deputy Minister of Information and Publicity Jameson Timba, has said the arrest of Zimbabwe Independent journalists is unfortunate as it comes at a time the country is working on reforming tough media laws. ZimInd Editor Vincent KahiyaIn an interview with RadioVOP in the capital Harare, Timba said the process that started in Kariba last week would facilitate the unimpeded flow of information. "Its unfortunate that we still have laws in our country that infringe on media freedom and freedom of expression. The process that we started in Kariba is intended at reviewing such laws so that we can create an environment that facilitates the unimpeded flow and consumption of information, " said Timba. Police stormed the offices of the Zimbabwe Independent newspaper over the weekend as they sought to arrest the newspaper's editor, Vincent Kahiya and its news editor, Constantine Chimakure.'
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