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MISA Lesotho launches guidelines on Child Reporting

MISA Lesotho launches guidelines on Child Reporting

On Friday, July 3, 2015, MISA Lesotho launched Editorial Guidelines and Principles on Reporting on Children at the Lehakoe Recreational Center in Maseru. The guidelines are designed to improve the media’s reporting of children and their issues and ensure that they do not affect their wellbeing and expose them to further harm., The objective of the guidelines is to empower children to participate meaningfully in...

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Public discussion highlights free expression challenges in Zambia

Public discussion highlights free expression challenges in Zambia

MISA Zambia and the Law Association of Zambia together held a public discussion forum to highlight pertinent freedom of expression issues in Zambia on Thursday, June 18, 2015. Panelists included lawyer and human rights activist John Sangwa and a respected journalist Kellys Kaunda. LAZ President, George Chisanga, noted that the topic was particularly appropriate, as several incidents had recently taken place that impact on the...

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MISA brings children and media together on the Day of the African Child

MISA brings children and media together on the Day of the African Child

To engage children in terms of celebrating the Day of the African Child, MISA organized a media flash mob under its Children and the Media project on June 16, 2015. The flash mob took place at MISA offices in Windhoek, Namibia. The aim of the event was to encourage children’s understanding of the celebration and the celebration’s focus, which was to enhance African countries’ efforts...

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Children elect their 2015 – 2016 Child Ambassadors

Children elect their 2015 – 2016 Child Ambassadors

MISA hosted the 2015 elections of child ambassadors under its Children & the Media project simultaneously in Windhoek, Namibia, and Maseru, Lesotho on June 13, 2015. Over 100 children and parents attended the elections, anxious to see who would be elected to the positions for the 2015 – 2016 period. Prior to the elections children had an opportunity, through the on-going focus group discussions, to...

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All eyes on digital migration process

MISA Zimbabwe this week launched the first of its monthly digital migration monitoring reports, aptly entitled Digital Migration Footprints. The Digital Migration Footprints series is an analysis of major highlights of a process set to change television broadcasting in the country in the public interest. Digitisation will make broadcasting more equitable, just and people centered while connecting formerly marginalised communities, MISA Zimbabwe has noted. Zimbabwe,...

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Zimbabwe to miss digitisation deadline

The Broadcasting Authority of Zimbabwe (BAZ) on 11 June said Zimbabwe will miss the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) digital migration deadline set for 17 June 2015. In an interview with the public broadcaster and key player in the migration process, the Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation (ZBC), the Chief Executive Officer, Engineer Obert Maganyura said the country had faced challenges relating to the delivery of digital equipment...

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Rafael Marques’ blood diamonds book online

Reporters Without Borders (RSF) has decided to publish the Angolan journalist Rafael Marques de Morais’ censored book online. According to RSF, the book can be downloaded in English and in Portuguese from the organisation’s website. Marques’ book named “Blood Diamonds: Corruption and Torture in Angola” has been censored in the country since its publication in 2011. The author was faced with charges of defaming several...

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MISA Zambia launches Online Media Freedom Report, holds training for bloggers

MISA Zambia has launched a study report on Online Media Freedom in Zambia at the Southern Sun Hotel in Lusaka. Speaking at the launch, MISA Zambia Chairperson, Hellen Mwale, in a speech read for her by Mrs. Elizabeth Mweene Chanda (Vice Chairperson) stated that online media had great potential of contributing to citizen participation in good governance through instant, on demand access to information for...

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MISA Zimbabwe reflects on 2015 World Press Freedom Day theme

MISA Zimbabwe reflects on 2015 World Press Freedom Day theme

MISA-Zimbabwe joins the rest of the world in commemorating World Press Freedom Day on 3 May 2015 under the universal theme: Let Journalism Thrive! Towards Better Reporting, Gender Equality, & Media Safety in the Digital Age. We, however, note with great concern that close to two years after the coming into being of the 2013 Constitution, Zimbabwe is still to align several of its restrictive media...

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MISA reaches out to media stakeholders in South Sudan

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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