Using blogs since 2008. He begins writing articles motivated by his interest in debates and conferences about Freedom of the Press.
His first article was published in Jornal Notícias (Mozambique) in 2012, and in 2013 – began writing for other national and international newspapers as well.
He joined in 2013 the ‘Olho do Cidadão’ – citizen's movement in Mozambique, constituted by a Platform of Bloggers who exercise their citizenship through the Citizen-Journalist concept, reporting, photographing and intervening in the problems of their society.
Master in Political Science at the University of Bordeaux (Sciences Po Bordeaux) in France, he is (now) PhD Candidate in Political Science at the same Univeristy.
Personal website – www.tsandzana.com
Latest posts by Dércio Tsandzana
Press freedom is marked by fear and insecurity in Mozambique
Among festive messages and recognition of the work done by journalists, the day was marked by a moment of consternation, due to the difficult situation in the local media.
Mozambican government reacts to conflict by imposing its own digital narratives
An on-going armed conflict is depriving Mozambicans of their right to access reliable information as the government spares no efforts to impose its own narratives
Is Mozambique trying to expel a foreign journalist?
Bowker is the founder of the news website Zitamar News, which in recent years has been praised for its coverage of the armed conflict in the Cabo Delgado province.
In Mozambique, a tug of war between public health and digital rights during the pandemic
Under an extended state of emergency in Mozambique, several new digital platforms emerged to disseminate COVID-19 information. But these initiatives lack clarity in terms of data privacy and personal security.
After being kidnapped and threatened, Mozambican YouTuber has his channel suspended
The In early February, he was kidnapped for 24 hours, before he was freed by the police. A self-proclaimed prophet named Joe Williams is suspected of ordering the kidnapping.
Rising attacks against journalists for reporting about the conflict in north Mozambique
There has been an alarming increase in the number of threats made against journalists who are covering the armed attacks in the northern province of Cabo Delgado.
New privacy law in Mozambique threatens freedom of expression, activists say
New legislation criminalizes all types of invasion of privacy via mobile phones, and the publication of images or videos of third parties without their consent.
Has Russia influenced the general elections in Mozambique?
The suspicions about Russia began before the elections with the publication of an electoral poll that gave clear victory for Frelimo.
Mozambican journalists and activists targeted with threats in election year
Human rights organizations documented several cases in which journalists and activists were threatened and subjected to pressures interfering with their work in relation to the elections.
Mozambique pushes for SIM card registration, raising privacy and election monitoring concerns
The measure would make it easier for the authorities to identify the owners of registered SIM cards.
#FreeAmade: Journalist arrested and tortured after reporting on violence in northern Mozambique
The journalist was detained by Mozambican police while reporting a story in Cabo Delgado.