Category: Zimbabwe Surveillance Self-Defense Project

The Zimbabwean Progressive‘s “Zimbabwe Surveillance Self-Defense” initiative’s main pre-occupation is in-depth, comparative and evidence-based independent journalism on Mugabe’s ever-evolving surveillance and digital authoritarianism. The initiative unmasks Zimbabwe’s key surveillance organizations, practices and information control laws. It brings safe communication technologies, strategies and practices to the doorsteps of Zimbabwean activists, rights defenders, journalists/bloggers, and ordinary Zimbabweans who wish to defend themselves and their families, friends and communities against government surveillance.

Zimbabwe’s dangerous Mugabe-era cybersecurity bill becomes omnibus, more lethalZimbabwe’s dangerous Mugabe-era cybersecurity bill becomes omnibus, more lethal

Zimbabwe President Emmerson Mnangagwa inherited Robert Mugabe's dangerous Cybercrime and Cybersecurity Bill. Now he's transforming the proposed law into a draconian information control weapon against the open Internet, democracy, human rights, free flow of information, and privacy rights protected by Zimbabwe’s 2013 constitution.

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In Zimbabwe, A New Cyber Security Ministry To Strengthen Mugabe’s Digital AuthoritarianismIn Zimbabwe, A New Cyber Security Ministry To Strengthen Mugabe’s Digital Authoritarianism

In a recent cabinet reshuffle, Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe unveiled a brand new ministry of Cyber Security, Threat Detection and Mitigation. The ministry further extends the dictator's authoritarian agenda and ability to conduct repressive activities into cyberspace.

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Zimbabwe’s digital activists “can easily be identified” by Mugabe’s all-seeing surveillance stateZimbabwe’s digital activists “can easily be identified” by Mugabe’s all-seeing surveillance state

Members of Zimbabwe's growing army of Internet-savvy freedom fighters "can easily be identified" by Mugabe's all-seeing surveillance state, according to the Postal and Telecommunications Regulatory Authority of Zimbabwe (POTRAZ), Zimbabwe’s telecommunications regulator.

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