A call has been made for journalists to undergo proper training and for them to research and gain in-depth knowledge on constitutional issues so that they do not mislead the public.

This came out during the editors’ seminar at Bushman Rock resort in Ruwa where editors from various media houses across the country discussed the challenges being faced by journalists in reporting constitutional issues.

Editors acknowledged that a number of journalists in the country do not understand the fundamentals in the supreme law of the land, hence the need for training.

Senior Legal Consultant at the Centre for Applied Legal Research (CALR), Dr James Tsabora highlighted that journalists should be supported with necessary tools through training and research in order to understand the constitution.

“We were discussing on how best our journalists can actually be assisted so that they fully understand what the constitution is about,” he said.

The seminar was organised by the Media Institute of Southern Africa (MISA), Southern African Research and Documentation Centre (SARDC) and the Centre for Applied Legal Research (CALR), and ran under the theme: ‘Promoting Free Expression in Zimbabwe.’