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.


Nthebolan has also sued The Botswana Guardian newspaper for P1 million in damages.The case has been postponed to allow Nthebolan some time  gather information and develop her strategy. The case is ...


Kudzayi is facing charges of attempting to subvert a constitutionally elected government, undermining authority of the President and contravening the Fire Arms Act.


Edmund Kudzayi, editor for The Sunday Mail was arrested at his lawyer's office on June 19th 2014. The arrest was a result of publications produced by Kudzayi.


Officials raided offices of community radio initiative Radio Kwelaz, accusing its staff of illegally broadcasting in contravention of the Broadcasting Services Act (BSA) and Access to Information and ...


Gama and senior writer Fungi Kwaramba were charged with criminal defamation as enshrined under section 96 of the Criminal law (Codification and Reform) Act. This followed a report filed by ...



Police in Bulawayo raided and confiscated 180 radio sets from Radio Dialogue and subsequently questioned and detained Ndebele before releasing him in March of 2013. His lawyer, Kucaca Phulu, said ...


In March 2013 police in Bulawayo raided and confiscated 180 radio sets from Radio Dialogue and subsequently questioned and detained Ndebele before releasing him. Ndebele had also been slapped with a ...