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.


Jemwa who had been in custody at Chikurubi Maximum Prison for almost a week, was arrested on 26 August 2016 together with more than 60 protestors following demonstrations in Harare’s central ...


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 ...


Earlier, freelance journalist Lucy Yasin was assaulted by members of the riot police while covering the same march which was reportedly disrupted by the police.


Officer Commanding CID Law and Order, Assistant Commissioner Crispen Makedenge, wanted Chidza to disclose who had given him the communiqué when he covered the war veterans’ meeting in Harare last ...


Chimunhu sustained bruises on his right elbow following the assault by the police. The police reportedly continued assaulting the journalists despite being shown accreditation cards issued by the ...


Keiso and Lloyd were summoned by police for questioning about an article in the newspaper’s June 23 edition, about the alleged ‘exit strategy’ for current Lesotho Defence Force (LDF) Commander ...



Lesotho Times Editor Lloyd Mutangamiri was shot last night at the gate at his lower Thamae residence in Maseru, the capital of Lesotho, just before midnight. Lloyd was returning home from his ...


MISA-Zimbabwe which is monitoring the situation, could not immediately ascertain whether this is due to a technical fault.


They were released after being ordered to delete images of the protests. AMH are the publishers of Newsday, Standard and Zimbabwe Independent.