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Derick Matsengarwodzi

Derick Matsengarwodzi is a freelance journalist and author based in Harare, writing for regional and international publications.

 

Writer’s Articles

When covering refugee stories makes you a figure of hate

A wave of anti-migrant sentiment is gripping South Africa and those journalists covering it, who are migrants themselves, have become a particular target

Published on: Thu, 07/28/2022 - 13:17
If it’s clear who is funding them, community radio stations can transform lives 

Community radio has begun to flourish in Zimbabwe in recent years. But for stations to truly support the communities they serve, it is imperative that they are transparent about who owns them

Published on: Sun, 05/29/2022 - 09:43
Zimbabwe’s Fourth Estate is under siege

With few job opportunities, harassment by the authorities and a global pandemic, the picture for balanced and truthful journalism is not a pretty one

Published on: Sun, 03/13/2022 - 12:30
Reporter’s Notebook – memoirs of an illegal journalist in South Africa 

From working shifts in a casino to interviewing a farmer mauled by a tiger - life as a struggling Zimbabwean reporter.

Published on: Mon, 11/22/2021 - 08:51
Will Zimbabwe’s journalists be harmed by new cyber laws? 

Zimbabwe’s Cybersecurity and Data Protection Bill aims to protect privacy and guard against child sexual abuse depicted online. But it could also seriously hamper a free press.

Published on: Tue, 09/28/2021 - 09:12