Media Institute of Southern Africa


MISA counts down to World Press Freedom Day 2014

MISA counts down to World Press Freedom Day 2014

Every year on 3 May, the international community commemorates World Press Freedom Day by celebrating the fundamental principles of press freedom. In only two months, 2014 has already become a year marked by issues of press freedom, freedom of expression and the safety of journalists. So the Media Institute of Southern Africa (MISA) is starting the countdown now – urging people in southern Africa and...

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MISA reminds southern Africans that the right to freedom of expression belongs to everyone

Today is Valentine’s Day and people across southern Africa and all around the world are saying ‘I love you’ with roses or chocolates or grand romantic gestures. But for some, expressing their love can be a dangerous and even life-threatening act. This is the case for many in southern Africa, where 12 out of the 15 member countries of the Southern African Development Community (SADC)...

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Statement: MISA Malawi applauds government for adopting ATI policy

Thursday, January 30 2014 – The media Institute of Southern Africa (MISA) Malawi Chapter would like to commend government for adopting the Access to Information (ATI) Policy. This means that Malawi now has a policy on Access to Information. MISA Malawi believes that Access to Information is a fundamental right that supersedes all other rights and the government’s adoption of the ATI Policy is commendable...

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MISA Zambia: ZNBC says Chibamba Kanyama not under probe for stealing

The Zambia National Broadcasting Corporation (ZNBC) has dismissed media reports suggesting its Chief Executive Officer, Chibamba Kayama, is under probe for having misappropriated money solicited from various companies to conduct a ZNBC end-of-year party. In a statement released to the media, ZNBC said there is absolutely no grain of truth in the story, as ZNBC has not held an end-of-year party since time immemorial. They...

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Winner of Regional Children’s Reporting Awards announced

Winner of Regional Children’s Reporting Awards announced

4 DECEMBER 2013, WINDHOEK, NAMIBIA – On Friday 29 November 2013, the Media Institute of Southern Africa (MISA) and Save the Children International announced this year’s winners of the Regional Children’s Reporting Awards, during a ceremony held at the Taj Pamodzi hotel in Lusaka, Zambia. The Minister for Information and Broadcasting Services, Mwansa Kapeya, presented the awards and used the occasion to urge media to highlight...

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