Media violations and victories: Assaulted

Assaulted – Any incident where journalists are physically assaulted, tortured, or wounded during the course of their work. The statistic we report represents the number of media workers involved.


Chimunhu sustained bruises on his right elbow following the assault by the police. The police reportedly continued assaulting the journalists despite being shown accreditation cards issued by the ...


The youths also attacked Zengeza West MP Simon Chidhakwa and several other residents including Masaka, who were on their way to attend a police sanctioned constituency meeting. Officer commanding ...


According to media reports, Silva manhandled camerperson Bangamu and sprained her wrist demanding she deletes footage she had captured in her camera. Silva later phoned the ZBC crew apologizing ...


Anti-riot police assault journalist Lovemore Meya during a hunt for rowdy residents who were allegedly fuelling violence.


Photojournalist Crispen Ndlovu was assaulted by police after taking pictures of a cellphone thief being apprehended under citizens arrest by a mob of people who had chased him into an alley. Ndlovu ...



Four journalists assaulted by Right Reverend Isaac Tititi Moyo, after questioning him about allegations of attacks on his neighbours livestock for straying onto his farm.


In August, Zimbabwe Mail photographer Angela Jimu was assaulted by the police in almost similar fashion. Priviige Musvanhiri of the Zimbabwe Mail met with a similar fate in September when he was ...


Musvanhiri was assaulted and arrested by members of the municipal police as he took pictures of clashes between council workers and commuter omnibus operators.


Jimu who was covering the demonstrations, was arrested by baton wielding police officers who assaulted her and confiscated her camera and media accreditation card, before releasing her on the same ...