Tag: criminalisation of free speech


Note to new cybersecurity minister … ‘it’s about trust and respect for rights’

Note to new cybersecurity minister … ‘it’s about trust and respect for rights’

10 Oct 2017

MISA Zimbabwe notes with concern the creation of a new ministry of Cybersecurity, Threat Detection and Mitigation in the ministerial reassignments and appointments made by President Robert Mugabe on 9 October 2017. Former Minister of Finance and Economic Development, Patrick Chinamasa will head the Ministry. Concerns over the establishment of this ministry are informed by a series of veiled threats on the use of social...

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MISA Botswana condemns arrest and detention of Sunday Standard Editor, Outsa Mokone

11 Sep 2014

MISA Botswana was shocked to learn that Sunday Standard Editor, Mr Outsa Mokone, was arrested and detained by the Botswana Police Service on Monday 8 September 2014. The warrant of arrest relates to a possible charge of “seditious intention” contrary to section 50(1) as read with section 51(1) C of the Penal Code of Botswana. The Chief Magistrate for Gaborone Administrative District issued a warrant...

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