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.


Police in Masvingo on 17 October 2018 threatened Godfrey Mutimba a journalist who writes for The Worker, a print publication run by the Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions. According to Mutimba, the ...


Private media journalists were today, 16 October barred from entering the Commission of Inquiry into the post-election violence that took place on August 1, 2018, in Harare, which is scheduled to ...


Police in Bulawayo called journalist and documentary producer Zenzele Ndebele in for questioning over his upcoming documentary entitled “Gukurahundi Genocide: 36 years later.” The documentary is ...


Local and foreign media were this afternoon, temporarily barred access to an MDC Alliance press conference called for by the party leader Nelson Chamisa at the Bronte Hotel, Harare in the ...


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 ...