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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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Gearing up for World Press Freedom Day 2015 – MISA

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

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

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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Zambia all set for World Press Freedom Day 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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MISA celebrates World Radio Day 2015

MISA celebrates World Radio Day 2015

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 that youth are underrepresented in...

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Youth and Radio in Namibia: Part 2

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, Namibia. These students were Franklin Muningirua, 24, Ronell Sechogele, 21, Celma Ndhikwa, 22, Marcello Lucian Franz, 20, and Janet Kaiuina, 21. The theme of this year’s World Radio Day...

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Youth and Radio in Namibia: Part 1

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, Namibia. These students were Franklin Muningirua, 24, Ronell Sechogele, 21, Celma Ndhikwa, 22, Marcello Lucian Franz, 20, and Janet Kaiuina, 21. The theme of this year’s World Radio Day...

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MISA Zambia reflect on Presidential Election

Zambia successfully conducted its Presidential Election last week following the death of President Michael Sata in October 2014. The Zambian Constitution stipulates that following the death of the President, elections to elect a replacement must be held within 90 days. Apart from the record-low voter turn out (only 32.33%), this election was significant not only in the country’s political development but also in the evaluation...

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Botswana: Newspaper website hacked again, and deleted

A website belonging to the only private daily newspaper in Botswana, Mmegi, was hacked on 22 January 2015 and deleted by unknown culprits. The newspaper realised their website had been deleted around 10am in the morning. Tlhalefang Charles, a reporter and new-media coordinator at Mmegi, told MISA Botswana that they suspect hackers want to intimidate and delay their business. “Even though it is not clear...

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