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The government of Zimbabwis introducing legislation to tightly restrict access to social media and monitor private communications. 

Freedom House condemns the violence used by police in Zimbabwe's capital against a peaceful public protest.

Economic crisis has again driven citizens to the streets. But with factional strife dividing the old power structure, achieving genuine change will require a shrewd political strategy.

Freedom House issued the following statement in response to recent arrests of protesters and blocked access to a communications app in Zimbabwe.



Acting President

Dr. Daniel Calingaert is Acting President at Freedom House.

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

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