Tag: free expression


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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