Zimbabwe: Rights under siege: Harassment of former Daily News editor, Geoff Nyarota.
The independent media has come under increasing attack from the Government of Zimbabwe which has used repressive legislation to silence critical voices. The police have used the legislation as a pretext to intimidate, harass and arbitrarily arrest journalists. The intensity of attacks on the independent media has increased as the government has come under increasing scrutiny from the international community. Geoff Nyarota, former editor of the independent Daily News, has been singled out and arrested six times for his reporting over the last two years. A warrant was issued for his arrest in February 2003.