Media freedom and development


Zambian media survives turbulent third quarter – MISA Zambia Third Quarter Report

Zambian media survives turbulent third quarter – MISA Zambia Third Quarter Report

04 Nov 2016

In its report on the state of the media in Zambia, MISA Zambia has noted with concern that the third quarter of 2016 (July to September 2016) has been a particularly turbulent period for the media in Zambia in terms of state interference and outright violations against the media’s independence and freedom to conduct itself in a safe and conducive environment. “This is due to...

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ZIMBABWEAN MEDIA GROUPS BRIEF ACHPR CHAIRPERSON ON MEDIA REFORMS

ZIMBABWEAN MEDIA GROUPS BRIEF ACHPR CHAIRPERSON ON MEDIA REFORMS

18 May 2016

MISA- Zimbabwe on 16 May 2016 hosted a dinner for the Chairperson of the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights (ACHPR) Commissioner Pansy Tlakula in Harare during which she was briefed on developments pertaining to media reforms in Zimbabwe. During the meeting attended by media groups and human rights defenders, Commissioner Tlakula who is on a four- day advocacy visit in her capacity as...

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#WHK25 –  HISTORY MADE IN NAMIBIA: THE WINDHOEK DECLARATION OF 1991

#WHK25 – HISTORY MADE IN NAMIBIA: THE WINDHOEK DECLARATION OF 1991

06 May 2016

The principles of the Windhoek Declaration on an independent and pluralistic press are still relevant 25 years after they were adopted. As authorities in Africa continue to undermine media freedom, it’s important to outline steps to strengthen a free press for the coming years. Nobody arriving at the Safari Hotel in the Namibian capital, Windhoek, on 29 April 1991 – journalists all over Africa, UN...

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#WHK25:  A DECLARATION THAT STILL PACKS A PUNCH FOR A FREE PRESS

#WHK25: A DECLARATION THAT STILL PACKS A PUNCH FOR A FREE PRESS

06 May 2016

All too often, declarations remain simply pieces of paper filed away and forgotten. But the Windhoek Declaration is different, and its impact is still being felt today. In 1991, the winds of change were blowing for a second time after the liberation from colonial rule as many countries in Africa embarked on a path toward more democracy. Until then, efforts at independent, professional journalism had...

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Zambia threatens media with statutory regulation

Zambia threatens media with statutory regulation

13 Apr 2016

Zambia’s Chief Government Spokesperson, Chishimba Kambwili has threatened state regulation of the media citing what he termed as ‘failure by the print media to regulate itself’ leaving government with no option but to step in. Speaking at a press briefing on April 6, 2016, Kambwili who is also the minister of information stated that some media houses were allegedly receiving payments from politicians to provide...

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MISA Lesotho emphasises the role of the media in the political and security situation in Lesotho

MISA Lesotho emphasises the role of the media in the political and security situation in Lesotho

09 Jul 2015

MISA Lesotho, having followed the unfolding of political developments in the mountain kingdom of Lesotho since elections, had an extraordinary meeting on July 5, 2015 to, among others reflect on the state of the media within the current political and security situation in the country. As an advocacy organisation with a primary interest to promote media freedom, it is warranting that this statement focuses on...

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MISA reaches out to media stakeholders in South Sudan

01 May 2015

The Chairperson of the MISA Trust Funds Board, Luckson Chipare, will be participating in a two-day National Conference in Juba, South Sudan, from 4 and 5 May 2015. The conference marks World Press Freedom Day 2015 and stems from a collaboration between the UNESCO Office in Juba and national media stakeholders, specifically the Media Development Institute and the Association for Media Development in South Sudan...

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Gearing up for World Press Freedom Day 2015 – MISA

24 Apr 2015

On 3 May 2015, MISA’s network of national chapters across southern Africa will join people around the world in celebrating World Press Freedom Day (WPFD). See below for details of MISA activities around the region and contact your local MISA Chapter for more information on how to get involved. As always, the highlight of MISA’s WPFD celebrations is the launch of its annual state of...

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Gearing up for World Press Freedom Day 2015 – MISA

24 Apr 2015

On 3 May 2015, MISA’s network of national chapters across southern Africa will join people around the world in celebrating World Press Freedom Day (WPFD). See below for details of MISA activities around the region and contact your local MISA Chapter for more information on how to get involved. As always, the highlight of MISA’s WPFD celebrations is the launch of its annual state of...

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Zambia all set for World Press Freedom Day 2015

09 Apr 2015

MISA Zambia is hosting the 2015 World Press Freedom Day Local Organising Committee as the secretariat. The committee comprises over fifteen organisations and stakeholders that contribute to the promotion of media freedom in Zambia. A number of activities have been scheduled leading to the official commemoration on Monday, 4 May 2015. Scheduled activities include a media training and mentorship programme on 28 April, an exhibition...

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