The Third Session of Zimbabwe’s Seventh Parliament is set to bring in media reforms as outlined in the Global Political Agreement signed between Zimbabwe’s three main political parties in 2008. ZANU PF, MDC-T and the MDC signed the GPA ahead of the formation of the inclusive Government in February last year.

Opening the Third Session on Tuesday, President Mugabe said Parliament would debate the Media Practitioners’ Bill.

“A Media Practitioners’ Bill, which will repeal the part of the Access to Information and Protection of Privacy Act which deals with the registration of journalists and privacy issues,” he said.

The Bill is expected to change registration procedures, rather than repeal them, as had been earlier reported.