A break-in at the INK Centre for investigative Journalism in Gaborone this past weekend has raised concerns that intolerance towards media is growing in Botswana. The break-in at the GIJN member organization came after the center's managing partner, Joel Konopo, was told to report to police in connection with an intelligence report. The report, which was leaked to journalists last year, claimed the Directorate of Intelligence and Security Services is running an operation intended to disrupt the opposition ahead of the 2019 election. Police have indicated they may bring charges against INK and other publications under legislation which prohibits the publication of material that may create panic or disturb public peace.
Source: Daily Maverick
Posted on: March 8, 2018