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MISA Zimbabwe delegates visit Namibia

13 Mar 2015

On Thursday 12 March 2015, two delegates, Tabani Moyo and Jacqueline Chikakano from the Zimbabwe chapter of the Media Institute of Southern African (MISA) visited Namibia. In a briefing held at the Regional Secretariat offices, Moyo and Chikakano mentioned that the aim of their visit was to share experiences and seek areas of cooperation with access to information (ATI) campaigns that they want to implement...

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MISA Zambia Statement condemns harassment of journalists by Opposition Political Party cadres during search

06 Mar 2015

It is with regret that MISA Zambia has learnt of the case in which cameraman Paul Kaluba and journalist Chris Habeenzu from ZNBC who were harassed by UPND cadres on Monday 2 March 2015, as they tried to cover the search that was taking place at the residence of UPND President Hakainde Hichilema. This is not the first time UPND cadres have harassed journalists in...

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MISA Zimbabwe statement on the licensing of eight local commercial radio stations

05 Mar 2015

MISA Zimbabwe welcomes the licensing of eight urban-based commercial radio stations by the Broadcasting Authority of Zimbabwe (BAZ) as a development that marks the decentralisation of broadcasting in the country. Following the conducting of public hearings from August 2014 to September 2014, BAZ on 3 March 2015 announced the issuance of licences to five successful companies. These include AB Communications, which will broadcast as Gogogoi...

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Statement on the official launch of the SADC civil society election observation mission to the 2015 National Assembly Election Kingdom of Lesotho

02 Mar 2015

ON 28 FEBRUARY 2015, THE PEOPLE OF THE MOUNTAIN KINGDOM OF LESOTHO WILL BE CONDUCTING NATIONAL ASSEMBLY ELECTIONS, TO EXPRESS THEIR DEMOCRATIC WILL FOR A STABLE, PEACEFUL, SECURED AND PROSPEROUS COUNTRY. CONSEQUENTLY, IT IS IN SOLIDARITY WITH BASOTHO THAT THE SADC COUNCIL OF NGOS (SADC-CNGO), SADC LAWYERS ASSOCIATION (SADC-LA) AND MEDIA INSTITUTE OF SOUTHERN AFRICA (MISA) ARE DEPLOYING A COORDINATED ELECTION OBSERVATION MISSION TO OBSERVE...

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Preliminary joint statement on the National Assembly Elections in the Kingdom of Lesotho on 28 February 2015

02 Mar 2015

The Coordinated Civil Society Regional Observer Mission comprising the SADC Council of NGOs, SADC Lawyers Association (SADC-LA) and the Media Institute of Southern Africa (MISA), observed the Lesotho National Assembly Elections, held on Saturday, 28 February 2015. The Mission benefits from specialised expertise that the participating organisations bring in order to enable them to make a comprehensive assessment of the electoral process. The Mission was...

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MISA Zimbabwe files constitutional application against criminal defamation

26 Feb 2015

MISA Zimbabwe and senior Zimbabwean journalists on filed an application with the Constitutional Court on 25 February 2015 seeking an order for criminal defamation to be declared unconstitutional in terms of the new Constitution. In its application filed by lawyer Chris Mhike, MISA Zimbabwe argues that section 96 of the Criminal Law (Codification and Reform) Act 2004, is unconstitutional, as it does not comply with...

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MISA Regional celebrates #WorldRadioDay (Full discussion)

13 Feb 2015

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.


MISA Malawi World Radio Day Statement

MISA Malawi World Radio Day Statement

13 Feb 2015

Radio as a true medium for citizen empowerment As we will be commemorating World Radio Day on Friday, February 13, the Media Institute of Southern Africa (MISA) Malawi Chapter joins Malawians in celebrating the importance of radio broadcasting and the role it plays in the socio-economic development of the country. The United Nations set aside February 13 as World Radio Day to raise awareness about...

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MISA Zimbabwe World Radio Day statement

MISA Zimbabwe World Radio Day statement

13 Feb 2015

MISA Zimbabwe joins the rest of the world in commemorating World Radio Day, celebrated annually on 13 February.   This year’s celebrations run under the theme: Youth and innovation in radio, in line with the International Telecommunications Unions’ 50thanniversary celebrations.   Critical to Zimbabwe is the fact that the day comes at a time when the country is still to implement the three-tier broadcasting system...

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