Awards and Lectures
MISA seeks to encourage professionalism by providing annual media awards regionally and, in some countries, nationally. Currently, the Regional Secretariat coordinates an annual Children’s Reporting Awards as it recognizes the need for southern Africa media to report positively, informatively and with knowledge on children issues and child rights in line with UN Convention on the Rights of a Child.
MISA chapters in Botswana, Malawi, Zambia and Zimbabwe have also established national media awards to promote excellence in a range of thematic issues.
The annual John Manyarara Memorial Lecture aims to contribute to the public debate about contemporary issues in media law and policy reform.