Freedom of Expression Tracker: Censored

Censored – Incidents where governments or other actors stop information from being communicated. For example, by issuing a gagging order, forcing editorial changes, using legislation like interdicts and court orders to stop information from being published, shutting down or suspending production and confiscating equipment or materials. We report the number of media workers or media organisations involved.


Observations made by the Constitutional Court in July 2016 when it affirmed the legality of ZBC licence fees, are also telling in that regard. The court stressed the need for ZBC to be impartial and ...


MISA Lesotho will boycott World Radio Day commemorations planned to take place on Monday, 13th February, 2017. This decision is taken in solidarity with Ts’enolo FM (104.6MHZ) and People’s ...


As the parliament of Lesotho started a deliberation on a motion of no confidence in the Government of Lesotho this afternoon, the media was been moved out from the press gallery. According to ...


Three days ahead of the commemoration of the World Radio Day on the 13th February, 2017, two locally owned radio stations, Ts’enolo FM (104.6MHZ) and People’s Choice FM (95.6 MHZ) were cut ...


MISA-Zimbabwe which is monitoring the situation, could not immediately ascertain whether this is due to a technical fault.


The media has been awash with reports of shortage of drugs and financial challenges affecting the health sector. The warning from the Ministry of Health Principal Secretary is widely seen as an ...


Journalists covering a parliament session were forced by authorities to switch off their mobile phones during the session. One of the journalists who had queried the reason as to why they were ...


The Sunday Standard has carried a series of stories regarding the alleged corruption by DIS Director Mr Isaac Kgosi. The Newspaper was ordered to return to the DCEC any materials, information from ...