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.


Privately owned Daily News journalists prohibited by authorities to cover a function at First Lady Grace Mugabe's Mazowe orphanage.


The visit by the police station follows the questioning of the initiatives’ producer Wilson Maposa on 15 June 2015 over suspicion that the initiative owned broadcasting equipment and had started ...


Subsequent to the questioning of Wilson Maphosa by police regarding broadcasting equipment belonging to Wezhira Community Radio initiative, the initiative was requested to submit an inventory of the ...


Privately owned newspaper Newsday published an article revealing an admittance by President Robert Mugabe of owing businessman Ray Kaukonde $30 million, that had been ncurred by Frst Lady Grace


The two applicants (Steward Bank and Econet Wireless) alleged that the publication of two stories titled: Steward Bank seeks land to settle 2.1 million Chiyangwa loan and Debt distressed Zimbabwe ...


The provisional order was granted pursuant to an ex parte application made by the applicants pursuant to the publication of two stories titled: Steward Bank seeks land to settle 2.1 million ...


The Source news agency, challenged a High Court order granted to mobile phone operator Econet Wireless and Steward Bank to have the online publication withdraw some of the stories it published on its ...


Upon President Robert Mugabe's arrival from the African Union Summit in Ethiopia, he encountered a fall at the Harare International Airport. Journalists who had captured photographs of the ...


The Broadcasting Authority of Zimbabwe (BAZ) bans recordings and social media postings of proceedings during public hearings in Bulawayo.


Police delayed An Information and Media Panel of Inquiry (IMPI) meeting, stating that clearance was needed beforehand. It was later discovered that clearance was not required and the meeting ...