Freedom of Expression Tracker: Detained

Detained – Incidents where a media worker is imprisoned or detained. It can be legal or illegal and includes being sentenced to a goal term or being detained without charge or incommunicado, held for preventative reasons, or arrested. The number we report is for the number of media workers involved in the incident.


The relationship between the Malawi Police Service and the media is almost always sour. The Service usually treats journalists as criminals and not partners in development.