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Zimbabwe's Repression of Journalists Working for Foreign Media Since 2000

YEAR NAME AFFILIATION CHARGE ACTION
2000

Obed Zilwa

The Associated Press

None; accused of involvement in bomb attack on defunct Daily News

Held for three nights; left the country

Rob Cooper
Chris Mazivanhange
Vincent Murwira
Peter Maringisanwe

The Associated Press
The Associated Press
South African Broadcasting Corp.
South African Broadcasting Corp.

N/A

Beaten by Zimbabwean soldiers

2001

Mercedes Sayagues

Mail & Guardian

N/A

Expelled; indefinitely banned from entering Zimbabwe

Joseph Winter

British Broadcasting Corporation

N/A

Expelled; indefinitely banned from entering Zimbabwe

All journalists

British Broadcasting Corporation

N/A

Indefinitely banned

2002

All journalists

The Associated Press

N/A

Denied accreditation

All journalists

The Sunday Times
Mail & Guardian
Independent Newspapers Group

N/A

Denied visas

All journalists

Daily Telegraph
Independent Television News
Channel 4

N/A

Denied visas

Gorrel Espelund

Sydsvenska Dagbladet

N/A

Denied entry

John Murphy

The Baltimore Sun

N/A

Denied visa

Sally Sarae

Australian Broadcasting Service

N/A

Denied accreditation

Peta Thornycroft

Daily Telegraph, Mail & Guardian

Violating Public Order and Security Act

Held four days; released without being charged

2003

Andrew Meldrum

Guardian

None

House raided; passport and residence permit seized; deported despite a High Court stay against the deportation

2005

Toby Harnden
Julian Simmonds

Sunday Telegraph

Practicing journalism without accreditation

Two weeks in jail; deported despite acquittal of charges

Fredrik Sperling

Sveriges Television

None

Deported despite accreditation

Angus Shaw
Jan Raath
Brian Latham

The Associated Press
The Times of London
Bloomberg

N/A

Fled country after police raids to residences

2006

Beauty Mokoba Koketso Seofela

Botswana Television

Practicing journalism without accreditation; violating immigration laws

Held for 48 hrs; convicted and fined 5,000 Zimbabwean dollars

2007

Peter Moyo

e-TV

Practicing journalism without accreditation

Held for 48 hours; convicted and fined 4,000 Zimbabwean dollars

Alexander Perry

Time

Practicing journalism without accreditation

Held for 48 hours; convicted and fined 100 Zimbabwean dollars

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