Government should prioritise Internet affordability as a human right

MISA Zimbabwe is calling for reduction of data prices and engaging various stakeholders to promote the constitutional right to access to information, which plays a crucial role in promoting public health during this time. Following the declaration of a national lockdown, which started on 30 March 2020, many people have been forced to conduct business online as well as working and studying from home.

#DataMustFallZim

MISA Zimbabwe under the auspices of the Media Alliance of Zimbabwe, together with various other stakeholders, has mounted the #DataMustFall campaign and the signing of a petition urging the Postal and Telecommunications Regulatory Authority of Zimbabwe (POTRAZ), and various mobile and internet service providers in Zimbabwe, to reduce data costs. Internet access is not a luxury for the rich, but a fundamental human right critical in the fight
against Covid-19.

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Source: MISA Zimbabwe