Arrested development: Zimbabwean journalism

Hopewell Chin’ono, Zimbabwean journalist and anti-corruption campaigner
3rd February 2021
13:00 - 14:00
Zoom
Hopewell Chin'ono

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.

Part of our Global Journalism Seminar Series.

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