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MISA Celebrates World Radio Day 2015

MISA Celebrates World Radio Day 2015

13 Feb 2015

13 FEBRUARY 2015, WINDHOEK, NAMIBIA– 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...

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MISA Regional celebrates #WorldRadioDay

01 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 Statement: Re-deployment of MBC Director General

22 Jan 2015

The Media Institute of Southern Africa – Malawi Chapter (MISA Malawi) has learned with disappointment of the re-deployment of Malawi Broadcasting Corporation (MBC) Director General, Dr. Benson Tembo, to the Malawi Communications Regulatory Authority (MACRA) where he has been earmarked for a subordinate position of Technical Advisor. Firstly, MISA Malawi is surprised that such a decision concerning an employee of MBC has been made by...

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MISA Botswana statement on advertising bans

18 Dec 2014

The media industry is gravely disturbed and perturbed by recent media reports that the Botswana Government is planning to use advertising as a weapon against the private media. The Guardian-Sun case of 2001 against the Attorney General clearly showed the unconstitutionality of government using advertising as a weapon against freedom of expression. The court found on the facts that the applicant had established a prima...

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MISA Zambia Statement: Stop beating journalists and acts of censorship

16 Dec 2014

The Media Institute of Southern Africa (MISA) Zambia is calling on all political parties not to beat journalists and refrain from acts of censorship because an independent media is key to free and fair elections. In order for citizens to make an informed decision, they need information and therefore, elections are highly dependent on the free flow of information, something which the media in Zambia...

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MISA Zambia Statement: High Court Rules Seditious Intent Unconstitutional

05 Dec 2014

The Media Institute of Southern Africa (MISA) Zambia is happy that the High Court of Zambia has found section 67 of the Penal Code to be unconstitutional as it contravenes Article 20(3) of the Zambian Constitution. The High Court of Zambia has found that Section 67 does not pass the test of being reasonably justified in a democratic society. Section 67 of the Penal Code...

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MISA welcomes UNHCR recommendation to Angola to amend and implement its national access to information law

MISA welcomes UNHCR recommendation to Angola to amend and implement its national access to information law

01 Dec 2014

1 DECEMBER 2014, WINDHOEK, NAMIBIA – The United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHCR), through a draft report from its Working Group on the Universal Periodic Review (UPR), has called on the government of the Republic of Angola to amend and strengthen the national access to information law to guarantee citizens’ right to access information freely. The Media Institute of Southern Africa (MISA), a member of...

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MISA Zambia Statement on invasion of ZNBC

25 Nov 2014

We note with grief the invasion of ZNBC studios by Sports minister Chishimba Kambwili and Information Permanent Secretary Chanda Kasolo, together with other PF leaders, as confirmed by ZNBC Board Chairperson Dr. John Mulwila. We are now 55 days away from the Presidential election and Mr. Kambwili is one of the aspirants seeking nomination to stand as PF president. However, his act is very disappointing...

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Statement from the MISA Election Observer Mission in Botswana

Statement from the MISA Election Observer Mission in Botswana

26 Oct 2014

In October 2014, the Media Institute of Southern Africa (MISA) convened a mission to observe the conduct of the media and electoral bodies during the Botswana 2014 parliamentary and local government elections, held on Friday 24 October. The mission found that the media performed exceptionally well, though there could be improvements. THE MEDIA AND ELECTIONS Credible and fair elections are an essential element of democratic...

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MISA Zimbabwe concerned about recent attacks and threats against the media

24 Oct 2014

MISA-Zimbabwe notes with very grave concern recent attacks and threats against the privately owned media by Zanu PF and government officials, including the First Lady Grace Mugabe, which pose serious risk to the safety and security of journalists. These attacks assumed unacceptable proportions during the just-ended First Lady’s rallies. While the media is not immune to criticism, the First Lady’s inciting statements particularly against journalists...

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