So This Is Democracy?
Report on the state of media freedom and
freedom of expression in southern Africa


Jacob Mafume makes an impassioned appeal to the Zimbabwean
government during a march to the Zimbabwean High Commission in
Windhoek, Namibia, on March 16, 2007. MISA was among a number of
civic organisations who lodged its concerns about the reported violent
arrest and torture of activists who had come out in numbers to march in
Harare, on March 11, 2007, in defiance of a three-month ban on protests
and rallies imposed by the authorities. The police shot dead one of the
activists, Gift Tandare, the youth chairperson of the National Constitutional
Assembly (NCA) local structure during the March 11 incident.

So This Is Democracy? 2007


Media Institute of Southern Africa

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