Zimbabwe

13 million people
660 USD GNI (PPP)
Internet:
Partly Free
Press:
Not Free
Partly Free

News & Updates

The coming year holds the possibility of both positive developments and troubling setbacks for press freedom worldwide. 

Freedom House issued the following statement in response to the Zimbabwean Constitutional Court declaring the nation’s criminal defamation law invalid and unconstitutional.

The Zimbabwean Constitutional Court has ruled to ban marriage by girls under 18 years of age. 

Program Officer, Africa

Zimbabwe is on the cusp of political change. The actions of major political players and the international community at this crucial time will determine whether the transition is peaceful or descends into violence.

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Executive Vice President


Senior Director for Program Strategy, Development and Learning and Director for Central, East and West Africa Programs


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Special Reports

Change and ‘New’ Politics in Zimbabwe

Zimbabweans are showing the evidence of having been torn in all directions in the transitional period, according to a new poll sponsored by Freedom House and conducted by South African political analyst Susan Booysen and the Mass Public Opinion Institute in Harare.

Worst of the Worst 2007

Sudan, North Korea and Uzbekistan are prominent among the most repressive regimes in the world, according to a report released by Freedom House.  The study, “The Worst of the Worst: The World's Most Repressive Societies 2007,” named seventeen countries with the worst records for political rights and civil liberties, and pointed to thirteen countries which have been on the list for five years or more.

Programs

Since 2006, Freedom House has worked with upwards of 60 civil society organizations in Zimbabwe, providing a broad range of support from trainings in strategic planning and organizational security, to programs that effectively mobilize popular civic engagement.