Media violations and victories: Censored

Censored – Incidents where governments or other actors stop information from being communicated. For example, by issuing a gagging order, forcing editorial changes, using legislation like interdicts and court orders to stop information from being published, shutting down or suspending production and confiscating equipment or materials. We report the number of media workers or media organisations involved.


Observations made by the Constitutional Court in July 2016 when it affirmed the legality of ZBC licence fees, are also telling in that regard. The court stressed the need for ZBC to be impartial and ...


MISA-Zimbabwe which is monitoring the situation, could not immediately ascertain whether this is due to a technical fault.


Journalists covering a parliament session were forced by authorities to switch off their mobile phones during the session. One of the journalists who had queried the reason as to why they were ...