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Anonymous targets corrupt Zimbabwe government

“On Tuesday, after reports of brutality and a lawsuit against Zimbabwe’s Standard newspaper started to circulate on IRC, a small group of people decided to protest. It wasn’t long before there was a complete takedown of the ZANU-PF website, the Zimbabwean government portal, and the Zimbabwean Finance Ministry website.

By Thursday afternoon, the Zimbabwe African National Union (Patriotic Front) was partially online, after more than 40 hours of downtime. The government portal, www.gta.gov.zw, was still offline, and the Finance Ministry website had returned, but was unavailable to the public.”

From Tech Herald

Zimbabwe: Someone might be listening

The Interception of Communications Bill, awaiting only Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe’s signature to become law, will further constrict the flow of information already hampered by other laws deemed repressive, claimed civil society groups. If approved by the president, the law will empower the government to tap telephone conversations, check emails and monitor cyberspace for material… Read more »

Zimbabwe legalises communication censorship

The government of Zimbabwe might be few inches from censoring e-mails, telephone calls, the internet and postal mails. The Interception of Communications Bill, which has already got the approval of lawmakers, will legalise communication censorship in Zimbabwe. The bill becomes a law when it exhausts approval from the senate and President Robert Mugabe. Many people… Read more »

Zimbabwe moves ahead with controversial security law

The lower house of Zimbabwe’s parliament passed a bill on Wednesday allowing the government to monitor phones, mail and the Internet to protect national security. While conceding the country needed to protect itself against terrorism, opposition members said they feared the bill would pave the way for President Robert Mugabe’s government to curtail freedom of… Read more »

Zimbabwe given net censorship all-clear

ZIMBABWE has been given the all clear in a survey of countries which censor the internet. OpenNet Initiative (ONI), which is made up of groups at Cambridge University, Harvard Law School, Oxford University and the University of Toronto found that 25 of the 41 governments studied block or filter internet content. From newzimbabwe.com

Zimbabwe: Freedom of Expression Under Attack

Soon, thanks to a regime living in fear, the government will be able to eavesdrop on its citizens and will monitor all e-mail traffic, Chinese-style. The government is crafting a law giving it carte blanche to listen into private telephone conversations and to monitor electronic mail, all in a display of totalitarianism disguised as the… Read more »

Zimbabwe private radio 'jammed'

SW Radio Africa, a private radio station broadcasting to Zimbabwe, said its broadcasts from the UK were being jammed by the government. Listeners in Zimbabwe have not been able to receive the station for a week, station founder Gerry Jackson said. “Our communications provider said they have rarely experienced such efficient jamming,” she added. The… Read more »

Zimbabwe Government Prepares To Bug Internet

The Zimbabwe government is planning to acquire high-tech equipment from China for the purpose of bugging the internet. This is to enable it to interfere with the flow of information it considers subversive as well as the operations of independent internet based media outlets. From Zim Online

Zimbabwe Controls on Email

The proposed contract addendum, quietly distributed in mid-May, also refers to the contravention of non-existent “international cyber laws”. ISPs do not keep records of the emails they handle and would require a huge storage capacity to do so. From the BBC (and some links here from GIPI

The Internet under surveillance in Zimbabwe

Reporters Without Borders today urged the Zimbabwean authorities to drop charges against 14 people who were arrested for circulating an e-mail message criticising President Mugabe’s economic policies and calling for his departure. They were all released on bail but have been ordered to appear in court on 26 November. The e-mail message encouraged Zimbabweans to… Read more »