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.


Addressing BAZ senior management during a tour of the regulatory authority on 12 January 2016, Mushowe said Zimbabwe’s airwaves should not be invaded by foreign based stations when the country ...


George Charamba, spokesperson to President Robert Mugabe, threatens private media after a reporter asked him to comment on the contract status of Zimbabwean Defence Forces commander, General ...


This was after Chipatiso had asked the magistrate if taking notes during a court session was allowed. The magistrate told her that journalists were allowed to take notes during court ...


The Post Newspaper is considered the leading privately owned daily newspaper in Zambia and carries critical, dissenting views. It has previously been censured and threatened with closure by the ...


The president and State House Press Officers remarks follow after media reports criticized the president on his return from the United Nations General Assembly. Mutharika’s ...


The private media recently have been publishing articles discrediting the First family. An article in the Daily News yesterday included a story with a headline reading, “Resign now, Mugabe ...


The previous week, Radio Phoenix presenter Christine Ngwisha was fired in unclear circumstances after she hosted the Information Minister on a popular talk show-Let the People talk. The dismissal ...


first Lady Grace Mugabe attacks private media with accusations of provoking conflict within Zanu PF based upon drivel reporting.