Alerts – media violations and victories: Victory

Victory – This includes immediate victories for media workers or organisations including being released unconditionally, having charges dropped, winning or avoiding civil litigation, overturning gagging orders and being acquitted of criminal charges. This category also includes incidents that advance media freedom, access to information or freedom of expression in general. For example, favourable policy statements, media friendly laws or policies and favourable and precedent-setting court judgements. The statistic reported represents the number of incidents.


Kasakura, a journalist with one of the country’s mainstream print media houses, Times Group, was beaten and arrested in Limbe, Blantyre, southern Malawi on October 21, 2014 for allegedly taking ...