Report a freedom of expression violation or victory

Report a freedom of expression violation or victory

A major part of MISA Tanzania’s work is monitoring the state of media freedom across southern Africa.

From this monitoring, we issue alerts through our Freedom of Expression Tracker to let people know about violations against free expression and victories toward achieving our vision of a southern Africa where everyone enjoys freedom of expression and pluralism of views and opinions.

We need your help to monitor the state of media in Tanzania. If you have any information about a free expression or media freedom violation, please let us know.

What is a freedom of expression violation?

These include situations when journalists and freedom of expression activists are:

  • Assaulted
  • Arrested
  • Censored
  • Denied credentials
  • Harassed
  • Kidnapped
  • Killed
  • Missing
  • Threatened
  • Wrongfully expelled
  • Wounded
  • Wrongfully sued for libel or defamation.

News organisations that are:

  • Attacked or illegally searched
  • Censored
  • Closed by force
  • Raided, where editions are confiscated or transmissions are jammed or have materials confiscated or damaged
  • Wrongfully sued for libel or defamation.

What information should I include in my report?

To complete an accurate and relevant alert, please provide:

  • The names of the journalists and news organisations involved
  • The date and circumstances of the incident
  • Detailed background information.

How can I contact you?

You can contact MISA Tanzania by phone on +255 22 276 2167 or email us at

With your help, we can provide timely, accurate and relevant information that will spur people to take action against threats to media freedom and freedom of expression.