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Dércio Tsandzana

Using blogs since 2008. He begins writing articles motivated by his interest in debates and conferences about Freedom of the Press.

His first article was published in Jornal Notícias (Mozambique) in 2012, and in 2013 – began writing for other national and international newspapers as well.

He joined in 2013 the ‘Olho do Cidadão’ – citizen's movement in Mozambique, constituted by a Platform of Bloggers who exercise their citizenship through the Citizen-Journalist concept, reporting, photographing and intervening in the problems of their society.

Master in Political Science at the University of Bordeaux (Sciences Po Bordeaux) in France, he is (now) PhD Candidate in Political Science at the same Univeristy.

Personal website – www.tsandzana.com

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Latest posts by Dércio Tsandzana

Netflix picks up ‘Resgate,’ the first Mozambican film to appear on the platform

African productions are gaining traction on the platform.

Mozambicans take to social media to piece together the truth about the Cabo Delgado attacks

Over 900 have been killed since the start of the attacks and over 150,000 have been affected, according to a government report.

Mozambique revokes decree that imposed exorbitant fees on journalist accreditation

The fees, introduced in 2018, ranged between 30 and 500 thousand meticais (around 507 and 8,450 USD) and were mandatory for foreign correspondents and foreign and national freelance journalists working...

Southern African leaders meet to address urgent security threats in Mozambique

SADC states have been urged to support Mozambique’s government to fight against terrorists and armed groups attacking civilians and infrastructure in Cabo Delgado Province.

New video gives clues about motives behind attacks in northern Mozambique

Recorded in Ntchinga village, the video shows the armed group bearing an Islamic State flag and a leader addressing the local people in Kimwan and Kiswahili languages, resembling a rally.

Mozambique and Cape Verde's telcos offer affordable mobile internet as citizens urged to stay home

Cape Verdeans mobile users will have 2 MB of free data on the next 30 days, while Mozambicans could purchase up to 5 GB for 1.50 USD.

After being kidnapped and threatened, Mozambican YouTuber has his channel suspended

In early February, he was kidnapped for 24 hours, before he was freed by the police. A self-proclaimed prophet named Joe Williams is suspected of ordering the kidnapping.

With no confirmed cases of COVID-19, Mozambique prepares for looming outbreak

Mozambique hasn't yet closed its land borders, but has imposed a 14-day quarantine for people arriving from affected countries and prohibited gatherings with more than 300 people.

YouTuber in Mozambique kidnapped after denouncing a self-proclaimed prophet

In some of his YouTube videos, the user "Beleza em pessoa" criticized Mozambican prophets.

Rising attacks against journalists for reporting about the conflict in north Mozambique

There has been an alarming increase in the number of threats made against journalists who are covering the armed attacks in the northern province of Cabo Delgado.

‘Luanda Leaks': How Africa's richest woman plundered the Angolan state

The investigation was based on more than 715,000 documents received by the Platform for the Protection of Whistleblowers in Africa (PPLAAF).

New privacy law in Mozambique threatens freedom of expression, activists say

New legislation criminalizes all types of invasion of privacy via mobile phones, and the publication of images or videos of third parties without their consent.

Has Russia influenced the general elections in Mozambique?

The suspicions about Russia began before the elections with the publication of an electoral poll that gave clear victory for Frelimo.

Civil society criticizes the arrest of 18 political delegates in Mozambique

Political delegates of the New Democracy party were arrested, accused of carrying fake credentials.

Morna, a music style from Cabo Verde, recognized as World Heritage

Cesária Évora was one of the genre's best-known interpreters.

In Mozambique, Frelimo's landslide electoral victory rejected by opposition

Frelimo also elected 184 out of 250 seats of the unicameral legislative and all 10 provincial governors.

Portuguese rapper causes controversy for portraying domestic violence in music video

Dozens of women's rights associations criticized the rapper Valete, who responded saying the controversy was "empty".

Mozambican journalists and activists targeted with threats in election year

Human rights organizations documented several cases in which journalists and activists were threatened and subjected to pressures interfering with their work in relation to the elections.

Journalists faced obstacles covering elections in Mozambique, regional observer said

In a note shared by email on 12 September the Mozambique chapter of the Institute for Media in Southern Africa (MISA) said political party members have prevented journalists from covering...

Forum on Internet Freedom in Africa: Global Voices represents at Addis Ababa digital rights conference

The forum represented a huge step forward for digital rights in Ethiopia, where, just five years ago, press freedom and digital rights were at an all-time low.

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