Freedom of Expression Tracker: Violation of public foe

Violation of public freedom of expression – Incidents that affect freedom of expression (FoE) or speech in general, not necessarily involving media workers or organisations. For example, cases of sedition against members of the public, general curbs on free speech and access to information, violations of the right to freedom of assembly and protest, restrictions on artistic or academic freedom and restrictions on access to public media. We record the number of incidents reported.


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


The government banned the critical newspaper MwanaHalisi in September for two years after accusing it of inciting violence. Another independent newspaper, Mawio, was banned in June over articles ...



Appearing before the Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Media, Information and Broadcasting Services in Harare on 18 February 2016, Charamba, said AIPPA and the Broadcasting Services Act (BSA), ...



According to The Sunday Mail edition of 10 April 2016, the measures are meant to protect citizens’ rights following a surge in social media abuse through propagating falsehoods, defamation, ...


Detectives visited Newsday offices in search of its deputy editor Nqaba Matshazi on January 6th 2016.


The ZMC accreditation card is issued to facilitate the entry and coverage by journalists of public institutions and events including the Parliament of Zimbabwe. By subjecting journalists duly ...