Tag: Freedom of information


MISA Zimbabwe Statement on the sharing of ICT infrastructure

MISA Zimbabwe applauds pronouncements by the Minister of Information, Communication Technology Minister Supa Mandiwanzira on 13 March 2015 on government plans to ensure sharing of infrastructure among telecommunications and data service providers as it seeks to improve the sector. Speaking at a consultative workshop on finalisation of the Zimbabwe’s National ICT policy framework, Minister Mandiwanzira said there was need for a policy that would ensure...

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MISA Zimbabwe delegates visit Namibia

On Thursday 12 March 2015, two delegates, Tabani Moyo and Jacqueline Chikakano from the Zimbabwe chapter of the Media Institute of Southern African (MISA) visited Namibia. In a briefing held at the Regional Secretariat offices, Moyo and Chikakano mentioned that the aim of their visit was to share experiences and seek areas of cooperation with access to information (ATI) campaigns that they want to implement...

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MISA welcomes UNHCR recommendation to Angola to amend and implement its national access to information law

MISA welcomes UNHCR recommendation to Angola to amend and implement its national access to information law

1 DECEMBER 2014, WINDHOEK, NAMIBIA – The United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHCR), through a draft report from its Working Group on the Universal Periodic Review (UPR), has called on the government of the Republic of Angola to amend and strengthen the national access to information law to guarantee citizens’ right to access information freely. The Media Institute of Southern Africa (MISA), a member of...

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MISA Celebrates International Right to Information Day

MISA Celebrates International Right to Information Day

Every year on 28 September, the Media Institute of Southern Africa (MISA) joins the international community in commemorating International Right to Information Day. This is an international day of activism to raise awareness about the importance of the right of access to information (ATI). The right to seek, access and receive information is a fundamental human right guaranteed by Article 19 of the Universal Declaration...

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MISA Zimbabwe Marks Right to Know Day

MISA Zimbabwe notes with great concern that as the world commemorates the Right to Know Day celebrated annually on 28 September, Zimbabwe is still to enact a democratic access to information law as demanded for under the new Constitution. This year’s event is being held under the theme: Easier Access. Better Decisions. Greater Accountability. This theme dovetails with MISA-Zimbabwe’s running theme for 2014: Right to...

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MISA Zimbabwe: Adverse report on repealed statutory instrument withdrawn

The Parliamentary Legal Portfolio Committee withdrew its adverse report in the National Assembly on 10th July 2014 following the repeal of the unconstitutional Statutory Instrument (SI) 142/2013 which dealt with establishment and access of telecommunications subscriber information. Section 13 of SI 95/2014 gazetted on 13 June 2014 annulled SI 142/2013 of the Postal and Telecommunications (Subscriber Registration) Regulations. Although the new regulations now in force under SI...

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MISA Angola: World Press Freedom Day

DECLARAÇÃO Recordando  Milocas Pereira Luanda, 3 Maio 14-O MISA-Angola celebra a passagem do dia mundial da Liberdade de Imprensa, tal como oportunamente referido no preâmbulo da Declaração publicada pela organização Regional esta é uma ocasião para reflectir sobre os principais acontecimentos que marcaram o “ano mediático” no país; Recentemente, foi no rescaldo do levantamento que fez  ao cumprimento das Metas do Milénio e olhando para...

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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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