Digital rights, internet freedom and free discourse define my research interests. I'm basically against anything which diminishes the individual's conscience. I have previously worked as a correspondent with US based Centre for Investigative Reporting, and independent publications in Zimbabwe and Namibia. I've also been a Country Reviewer for the African Institute for Development Policy (AFIDEP), a non profit research and policy organisation established to bridge research, policy and practice in Africa's development efforts. I continue to write on the intersection between digital technology and digital rights as the main focal area and other rights related issues.
Latest posts by Kudzai Chimhangwa
Advox research into freedom of speech is now in a report. Read an excerpt and download the full pdf.
"Digital technology has played a huge role in spreading propaganda and disinformation because these offer a huge platform, which appeals to a large number of people."
Journalists are caught up in the crosshairs of a strategic battle to churn out narratives acceptable to either the state or opposition parties.
When technologies are adopted in the absence of a solid legal framework and strict safeguards, they pose significant threats to privacy and personal security.
2022 will provide ample opportunity to monitor the government response to electoral challenges, and whether includes the use of internet shutdowns and laws to clampdown on activists, opposition leaders and independent media.
COVID-19 and its subsequent government policies have had far-reaching implications on digital rights and media freedom in Zimbabwe.
SADC states have been urged to support Mozambique’s government to fight against terrorists and armed groups attacking civilians and infrastructure in Cabo Delgado Province.
Zimbabweans brace for the coronavirus amid chronic health system struggles and expensive internet data. "Sadly, in the remote parts of our country, some are clueless of this pandemic."
The military's declaration that social media is a "dangerous threat" has angered Zimbabweans concerned over the increasing deterioration of freedom of expression in the country.
Some citizens were told that if they didn't register and submit their biometrics, they might be barred from voting.
A leader in the liberation struggle, Mugabe’s final years in office were characterized by a catastrophic economic collapse, violent land seizures, abductions, intimidation and a vicious power struggle.
Government officials have repeatedly described access to social media as a potential threat, hinting that more disruptions would not be ruled out in the future.
"How can a company mine diamonds from 2010 to 2015 and fail to produce audited financial statements, a basic integrity requirement?"
"Sadly, lives have been lost and properties destroyed."
"It's not the fuel price increases, it's not the looming hunger. The most scary thing is that these guys in government are convinced that they are doing a good job."