Stories about Zambia
Outdated laws, exorbitant fees, and stifling of dissent have ramped up violations to the right of free expression in Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Tanzania, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.
Equatorial Guinea, Botswana, Kenya, Morocco, Nigeria, Zambia, and Zimbabwe have employed surveillance technology from Circles, a firm affiliated with Israel's NSO Group, according to the report by Citizen Lab.
Across the continent, the legal and economic costs of speaking up are rising.
Unpaid taxes, arrests, alleged police brutality and upcoming elections have convoluted public perspective on whether Zambia's main independent newspaper should be allowed to remain operational.
"The government itself owes contractors, food suppliers, stationery suppliers, pensioners, utility companies, and civil servants and nobody, NOBODY, has shut them down...."
The Deputy Minister’s visit reportedly was marked with obnoxious name calling, threats and shouts that shocked clients and security personnel at the bank.
Arbitrary Arrests, Cybercrime, and Mass Mobile Adoption: Monitoring Digital Rights in Sub-Saharan Africa
Global Voices speaks to Tom Rhodes, the East Africa representative for the Committee to Protect Journalists, about the state of freedom of expression online in Sub-Saharan Africa.
Private conversations involving ministers brings into focus issues of privacy not only for government leaders, but for the general public.
The industry partnership provides subscribers with access to select sites and services -- and requires users to create a Facebook account.
Media workers in Zambia will soon face even greater constraints from both employers and state regulators.
This week we look at threats to media workers in Myanmar, a win for file sharing in Spain, and the curious new geography of Crimea, according to GoogleMaps.ru.
Information Minister Joseph Katema derided the current media environment, claiming that Zambians are "starved of credible information" due to the media's focus on "spreading falsehoods."
Beaten and threatened by Kazim Sata, independent journalist Thomas Zgambo will soon stand trial in a case linking him to the Zambian Watchdog, an investigative news website.
Zambians who failed to register their SIM cards are now facing dead air -- journalists and opposition party leaders say the deactivations are a violation of citizens' privacy and communication rights.
Indy news site the Zambian Watchdog published a leaked draft of the nation's constitution -- police now say they will use "international legal provisions" to prosecute those behind the Watchdog.
Bribes abound in the latest chapter of the battle between the Zambian government and the independent Zambian Watchdog news site.
While some Zambians scramble to register their SIM cards, others have discovered their registration information has gone missing.
Zambians are being forced to register their mobile phone SIM cards with their real name and other identifying information. What will this mean for user privacy?
Ethnic group leaders in Zambia are finding government surveillance devices planted under their thrones and even in their bedrooms.
In a US court, Zambia's Deputy Commerce Minister has won a lawsuit against Zambian gossip site Kachepa360. Critics fear that citizen media sites reporting on government activities may soon face similar challenges.