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World Radio Day

Zimbabwe still needs diverse radio

MISA Zimbabwe joins the world in commemorating World Radio Day with a reminder to the government of Zimbabwe on the need for genuine transformation of the entire broadcasting sector to allow for diversity in radio broadcasting in the country. This years commemorations are held under the theme, Radio, Sports and Cultural Diversity. In its announcement of the theme this year, the United Nations Educational, Scientific...

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Zimbabwean government’s broadcasting licence call questionable

Zimbabwean government’s broadcasting licence call questionable

MISA Zimbabwe is greatly concerned with government’s sincerity to boost local content production following the call by the Broadcasting Authority of Zimbabwe (BAZ) on 21 January 2018 seeking to licence broadcasting services providers who do not require the allocation of broadcasting frequencies. Who May Apply?  The services listed by BAZ as eligible to apply are outlined in the 2004 Licensing and Content Regulations made in...

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ZAMBIA: Prepare for digital migration or face going off air

ZAMBIA: Prepare for digital migration or face going off air

Television stations in Zambia need to switch to digital broadcasting by October 1 to avoid going off air when the analogue signal is switched off. MISA Zambia Chairperson, Helen Mwale, says television stations across the country, especially those still broadcasting under the analogue signal transmission, should prepare themselves for digital migration to avoid going off air once the analogue signal is switched off. Ms. Mwale...

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ZIMBABWE: Government concedes AIPPA and BSA must fall

ZIMBABWE: Government concedes AIPPA and BSA must fall

The Zimbabwean government has conceded that the Access to Information and Protection of Privacy Act (AIPPA) and Broadcasting Services Act (BSA) should be replaced as they are not in sync with the new constitutional dispensation. Appearing before the Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Media, Information and Broadcasting Services in Harare on 18 February 2016, the Permanent Secretary for  Information, Media and Broadcasting Services, George Charamba, said...

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MISA celebrates World Radio Day 2015

MISA celebrates World Radio Day 2015

Today, 13 February 2015, the Media Institute of Southern African (MISA) joins the rest of the world in marking the fourth annual World Radio Day. This year’s theme is ‘Youth and Radio’ and how young people can be better represented through the most powerful medium. The Director-General of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO), Irina Bokova, said that youth are underrepresented in...

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Youth and Radio in Namibia: Part 2

On the eve of World Radio Day, the Media Institute of Southern Africa (MISA) hosted a roundtable discussion with five students in their final year of Radio Production at the College of the Arts in Katutura, Namibia. These students were Franklin Muningirua, 24, Ronell Sechogele, 21, Celma Ndhikwa, 22, Marcello Lucian Franz, 20, and Janet Kaiuina, 21. The theme of this year’s World Radio Day...

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MISA Regional celebrates #WorldRadioDay (Full discussion)

On the eve of World Radio Day, the Media Institute of Southern Africa (MISA) hosted a roundtable discussion with five students in their final year of Radio Production at the College of the Arts in Katutura, Windhoek, Namibia. These students were Franklin Muningirua, 24, Ronell Sechogele, 21, Celma Ndhikwa, 22, Marcello Lucian Franz, 20, and Janet Kaiuina, 21.


Youth and Radio in Namibia: Part 1

On the eve of World Radio Day, the Media Institute of Southern Africa (MISA) hosted a roundtable discussion with five students in their final year of Radio Production at the College of the Arts in Katutura, Namibia. These students were Franklin Muningirua, 24, Ronell Sechogele, 21, Celma Ndhikwa, 22, Marcello Lucian Franz, 20, and Janet Kaiuina, 21. The theme of this year’s World Radio Day...

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MISA Regional celebrates #WorldRadioDay

On the eve of World Radio Day, the Media Institute of Southern Africa (MISA) hosted a roundtable discussion with five students in their final year of Radio Production at the College of the Arts in Katutura, Windhoek, Namibia. These students were Franklin Muningirua, 24, Ronell Sechogele, 21, Celma Ndhikwa, 22, Marcello Lucian Franz, 20, and Janet Kaiuina, 21.