Stories about Mozambique

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.

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.

Mozambican journalists are released pending trial, after months in detention

Amade Abubacar and Germano Adriano were in detention since January, but were only formally charged on 16 April. Now they must await trial on probation.

#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.

Taxed, throttled or thrown in jail: Africa’s new internet paradigm

Across the continent, the legal and economic costs of speaking up are rising.

In Mozambique, new licensing fees have raised the cost of doing journalism — and may threaten media freedom

The fees were described by Mozambican online newspaper @Verdade as "astronomical".

The Government of Mozambique is “Spying on its Citizens”, According to @Verdade

The order to intercept information was secured by military command between 2012-2014, and installed by the Chinese ZTE Corporation. Listening in on citizens is said to have begun in 2013.

Cyber Attack Downs Mozambique's @Verdade News Site on Election Day

The attack began on the eve of the election and managed to bring down the site just as polls closed and votes were being counted.

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