Freedom of Expression Tracker: Detained

Detained – Incidents where a media worker is imprisoned or detained. It can be legal or illegal and includes being sentenced to a gaol term or being detained without charge or incommunicado, held for preventative reasons, or arrested. The number we report is for the number of media workers involved in the incident.


This comes a day after the arrests of the editor of; the The Sunday Mail Mabasa Sasa, investigations editor Brian Chitemba and reporter Tinashe Farawo, following publication of a story on November ...


Poachers have used cyanide to kill 60 elephants in the Hwange national park in the west and the northern part of the country. Elephant conservation groups said in 2013 that as many as 300 elephants ...


The visit by the police follows the questioning of Maposa on 15 June 2015 over suspicion that the initiative owned broadcasting equipment and had started broadcasting. Subsequent to the questioning , ...


Fumba spent a night in the cells after he was denied bail. Police also summoned two Komboni Radio disc jockeys upon receiving information that the 2 were playing the song on air. The two disc jockeys ...


Chitongo was convicted of contravening Section 72 (1) of the Access to Information and Protection of Privacy Act (AIPPA), which states: No person shall carry on or operate a mass media service ...



The visit by the police follows the questioning of Maposa on 15 June 2015 over suspicion that the initiative owned broadcasting equipment and had started broadcasting. Subsequent to the ...


It appears that there was a previous attempt to hack the website 10 days prior to the attack. The website of the country’s only privately owned daily newspaper, Mmegi, was hit by ...


Maphosa an accredited journalist who also works with Wezhira Community Radio Initiative in Masvingo, was arrested around 3pm for “criminal nuisance” and taken to Masvingo Central police station ...


Journalist Wilson Maphosa was arrested on allegations of criminal nuisance whilst taking pictures of police burning down homes belonging to illegal settlers. The arrest comes after a recent crackdown ...