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.


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