Freedom of Expression Tracker: Legislated

Legislated – This relates to all aspects of the legislative process and the application of common law. It includes instances where official proposals are made for new laws, legislation is passed, laws are amended or struck down either in Parliament or by the courts and civil litigation is instituted against media. The statistic represents the number of incidents reported.


Ndlovu was arrested for taking pictures of the police as they assaulted Alfred Dzirutwe, spokesperson of the Bulawayo Youths Arise who were protesting against President Robert Mugabe’s ...


Mukanhaire who was initially charged with contravention of section 83 (1) of the Access to Information and Protection of Privacy Act (AIPPA) which criminalised practicing journalism without ...


The case in point arose from a story published by NewsDay titled: CIO “secretly” get bonuses. On 6 January 2016, NewsDay reported that the government had last year ‘quietly’ paid CIO ...


The Post and Daily Nation proprietors have previously attacked each other through their editorials with various assertions against the other.



In this matter, MISA-Zimbabwe is the first applicant while journalists Nqaba Matshazi, Sydney Saize and Godwin Mangudya, are the second, third and fourth respective applicants in the matter. The ...


Baba Jukwa is a self-given nickname for a Zimbabwean political online blogger. Most of his writings are brought out via his Facebook page, which boasts over 400,000 followers. According to ...


Dutch-headquartered communications firm VimpelCom owns 60 percent of Telecel with the remaining 40 percent being controlled by Empowerment Corporation (EC), a local consortium. In January this year, ...


A constitutional court appeal has been filed by MISA-Zimbabwe seeking the nullification of the criminal defamation law. The argument is that Section 96 of the Criminal Law (Codification and Reform) ...


There has been an increase in police crackdown on journalists in the months prior to this incident. An Alpha Media Holdings online reporter, Tapiwa Zivira was assaulted and detained for four hours ...