It is with great sorrow that the Media Institute of Southern Africa (MISA) learned of the passing on June 5, 2019, of Raymond Louw. He died at the age of 92 after undergoing surgery and just 24 hours after the death of his wife, Jean, who did not recover after a fall. Raymond, chairperson of the South African chapter of the Media Institute of Southern...
MISA Malawi's recommendations for improving media freedom, freedom of expression and access to information to mark World Press Freedom Day 2019.
Five Southern African Development Community (SADC) countries are scheduled to go for elections in 2019. The five are Botswana, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia and South Africa. The countries will be holding their elections in May and October respectively.
MISA Zimbabwe National Director Tabani Moyo was elected into the IFEX Governing Council at its elective Annual General Meeting (AGM) held in Berlin, Germany, on 10 April 2019.
MISA Zimbabwe calls upon the Southern African Development Community (SADC) and the African Union (AU) to address these cases pertaining to the upsurge of media censorship in southern Africa.
This article is the third and last in a three-part series focusing on digital rights, access to the Internet, and Internet affordability in Malawi. This part specifically looks at the high price of Malawi's Internet.
In light of the events of the past few weeks, it is important to take a step back and define what digital rights are and how Zimbabweans can demand that these be honoured.
Digital rights are not the reserve of a specific class of citizens but they extend to every human being who makes use of ICTs to communicate and access information.
Zimbabwe has flirted with the idea of adopting a data protection law, with President Emmerson Mnangagwa hinting that such a regulation could be on the horizon.
The Zimbabwe Republic Police and representatives of media organisations led by MISA Zimbabwe Trustee Cris Chinaka met in Harare on 20 December 2017, and have agreed on a raft of actions to secure a safe and conducive working environment for journalists. The police delegation was led by Police Spokesperson Senior Assistant Commissioner Charity Charamba. In attendance during the meeting brokered by MISA Zimbabwe as a...