Freedom of Expression Tracker: Assaulted

Assaulted – Any incident where journalists are physically assaulted, tortured, or wounded during the course of their work. The statistic we report represents the number of media workers involved.


It is reported that Chidza along with other scribes had attended a press briefing  by the ZANU PF Youth league, during whose course, Youth politburo secretary, Kudzai Chipanga made disparaging ...



Chimunhu sustained bruises on his right elbow following the assault by the police. The police reportedly continued assaulting the journalists despite being shown accreditation cards issued by the ...


Lesotho Times Editor Lloyd Mutangamiri was shot last night at the gate at his lower Thamae residence in Maseru, the capital of Lesotho, just before midnight. Lloyd was returning home from his ...


The youths also attacked Zengeza West MP Simon Chidhakwa and several other residents including Masaka, who were on their way to attend a police sanctioned constituency meeting. Officer commanding ...


According to media reports, Silva manhandled camerperson Bangamu and sprained her wrist demanding she deletes footage she had captured in her camera. Silva later phoned the ZBC crew apologizing ...



Anti-riot police assault journalist Lovemore Meya during a hunt for rowdy residents who were allegedly fuelling violence.


Photojournalist Crispen Ndlovu was assaulted by police after taking pictures of a cellphone thief being apprehended under citizens arrest by a mob of people who had chased him into an alley. Ndlovu ...