Freedom of Expression Tracker

MISA organises violations and victories into 10 categories of free expression violations and one category for victories toward achieving greater access to freedom of expression in the south of Africa.


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 ...


Vendors selling the NewsDay and Zimbabwe Independent published by Alpha Media Holdings (AMH) were on 11 October 2018 attacked by some youths who went on to burn the newspapers in Harare’s ...


Police on 21 September 2018 briefly detained reporter Pauline Chateuka who works for Community Radio Harare (CORAH) for filming police officers as they arrested vendors around the Copacabana bus ...


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 ...


Freelance journalist Columbus Mavhunga was detained for close to three hours during a police crackdown on vendors in Harare on Sunday 16 September. Mavhunga was detained after he refused to delete ...


Registrar-General Tobaiwa Mudede in his opposing papers in the case involving local journalist Violet Gonda denies refusing her a Zimbabwean passport. Gonda approached the High Court seeking redress ...


An MDC Alliance councillor and his party’s supporters on 5 September 2018 threatened Tatenda Chitagu, a NewsDay journalist as he attempted to film protests that broke out during Masvingo’s ...


Violet Gonda, a Zimbabwean journalist who has been working abroad for the past eighteen years was this week, denied a Zimbabwean passport. Gonda who currently holds a UK passport was told that she ...


ZANU PF supporters and councillors on 4 September 2018 threatened journalists against taking pictures of protests that broke out during the Chitungwiza municipality mayoral elections. According to ...