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.

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 was capturing images of the suspect being assaulted by police was requested to delete the pictures, and after refusing to do so was assaulted himself.

Four journalists assaulted by Right Reverend Isaac Tititi Moyo, after questioning him about allegations of attacks on his neighbours livestock for straying onto his farm.

An assault on journalists during proceedings of an interview with the opposition political party - CHADEMA