World Press Freedom Day 2019
Joyce Laetitia Kazembe
Commissioner, Zimbabwe Electoral Commission
Ms. Joyce Laetitia Kazembe is Commissioner with the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC), Zimbabwe, where she serves as the Chairperson of the Media Monitoring Committee. She has experience in electoral management and has keen interest in human rights and good governance issues. Her illustrious career has seen her publish a number of books, wherein she contributed to national policy dialogues and intellectual discourse. A renowned gender activist, she is a founder member and trustee of the Women and Law in Southern Africa (WLSA) and Women in Law and Development in Africa. Kazembe served on a number of Boards, including the Zimbabwe Constitutional Commission in 1999, the Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation (ZBC) in 2001 and Mambo Press among others. She has participated at a number of regional and international conferences and was among the contributors to the Windhoek Declaration wherein the international community affirmed its commitment to press freedom.