The effects of President Mugabe's post-independence security clampdown that led to the murder of between 10 000 and 20 000 Zimbabweans, known as the Matabeleland massacre, continue to be felt.
The FOI request was one a first year law student could complete - instead, the courts have been tied up with political game-playing.
University's reasons for not releasing trial data are groundless.
Data-driven algorithms drive decision-making in ways that touch our economic, social and civic lives. But they contain inherent biases and assumptions that are too often invisible to the public.
Politicians hate secrecy when in opposition but grow to love it when in power.
The use of private messaging apps that bypass government IT raise troubling issues for oversight and freedom of information.
Restricting entities such as tobacco companies' use of FOI laws is not the best legal response if it helps public bodies generally become more secretive.
Some activists use open records requests to bully researchers – distracting them from their actual work and silencing others who don't want to draw attention.
Students of color are subjected to harsher disciplinary measures. Are schools doing enough to check this practice?