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 (AMDISS).
MISA has been invited specifically to share experiences on two topics:
(a) Establishing National Media Development strategy: Lessons from SADC countries
(b) Drawing lessons from SADC Region on media development, freedom of expression and safety of Journalists programme.
The invitation to MISA stems from an ongoing collaboration between the two organisations. MISA hosted colleagues from the Media Development Institute and AMDISS in Namibia in February 2015.
The Media Institute of Southern Africa (MISA) was founded in 1996. Its work focuses on promoting, and advocating for, the unhindered enjoyment of freedom of expression, access to information and a free, independent, diverse and pluralistic media.