‘South Africa & Zimbabwe: Silencing Critical Voices’ (with E Gray) in Nagla Rizk, Carlos Affonso De Souza and Pranesh Parakesh (Ed.S) Global Censorship and Access to Knowledge, International Case Studies (2015) Information Society Project, Yale Law School 53 – 64

Posted: 17 Apr 2016

Date Written: April 4, 2016

Abstract

In South Africa and Zimbabwe there are incident-based instances of censorship, which pertain to specific media reports or information published online and to individual voices on social media platforms. Both countries have constitutional protection of freedom of expression, including press freedom. However, they both have legislation which has been used to secure the censorship of critical voices. Therefore, this chapter only provides a snapshot of some of the relevant legislation and further aims to provide examples of the different types of censorship that have occurred in both countries in recent years.

Keywords: censorship, social media, online, information, South Africa, Zimbabwe

Suggested Citation

Ncube, Caroline B., ‘South Africa & Zimbabwe: Silencing Critical Voices’ (with E Gray) in Nagla Rizk, Carlos Affonso De Souza and Pranesh Parakesh (Ed.S) Global Censorship and Access to Knowledge, International Case Studies (2015) Information Society Project, Yale Law School 53 – 64 (April 4, 2016). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2758583

Caroline B. Ncube (Contact Author)

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