Another journalist attacked in Zimbabwe

Staff reporter

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ZRP attack female journalist in Harare

The Zimbabwe Republic Police once again attacked a journalist who was covering protests in the capital city of Harare.

The Freelance Journalist Lucy Yasin was attacked by button stick wielding officers as she went about her work. Police have been targeting journalists who are covering these protests.

Despite government condemning attacks on Journalists, police have not relented. Last month five journalists were attacked by police and some of them had their equipment destroyed.

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another journalist attacked last month

Media freedom has come under the spotlight in Zimbabwe as the government clamps down on dissent as the leadership of President Robert Mugabe has come under strain in his own ruling ZANU PF party and from opposition and civic organisations demanding an improvement to the economy.

The opposition has already told the government to brace for more protests. More protests are expected on Friday.

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