Freedom of Expression Tracker: Threatened

Threatened – Includes threats from public officials, death threats, various forms of harassment (such as veiled warnings, threats of action, interference in editorial processes, cyber attacks, raids and forcibly occupying a home or office), or journalists being questioned or interrogated on their sources. We report the number of media workers or media organisations involved in the incident.


Remigio Matangira, MP for Bindura South, on 11 February 2019 threatened and intimidated journalists covering a Parliamentary Portfolio Committee meeting in Harare. Matangira made the threats as he ...


Sengerayi Manyanga, ZANU-PF Councillor for Masvingo urban’s Ward 10 on the morning of 1 February 2019 verbally assaulted and threatened TellZim staff. According to TellZim’s Sub-Editor ...


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 ...


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 ...


Member of Parliament for Buhera South Joseph Chinotimba verbally attacked and threatened a journalist for the Masvingo provincial weekly The Mirror during this year’s commemorations to mark Heroes ...


The duo stormed the newsroom in reaction to a story published by TellZim News on 15 March 2018, in which the publication set out details of how the MDC-T in Masvingo province was allegedly planning ...


Background The case arises from an article that was written by journalist Mlondolozi Ndlovu on 21 August 2015 headlined:  Pressure on Mugabe as another demonstration is set for Harare…New party ...


On 20 February 2017, Tsenengamu held a press conference in Harare during which he allegedly urged Zimbabwe’s war veterans to push President Robert Mugabe out of office through unconstitutional ...


“While, the motivating factor for the visit was not immediately clear, fears and indications are that the visit signals an operation to crack down on civic organisations that are deemed to be a ...


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 ...