Tag: media freedom


Zambian media survives turbulent third quarter – MISA Zambia Third Quarter Report

Zambian media survives turbulent third quarter – MISA Zambia Third Quarter Report

In its report on the state of the media in Zambia, MISA Zambia has noted with concern that the third quarter of 2016 (July to September 2016) has been a particularly turbulent period for the media in Zambia in terms of state interference and outright violations against the media’s independence and freedom to conduct itself in a safe and conducive environment. “This is due to...

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MISA Zimbabwe launches media freedom monitoring report

MISA Zimbabwe launches media freedom monitoring report

MISA Zimbabwe has released its media freedom monitoring report for the period May to September 2016 (five months). In this report MISA Zimbabwe expresses concern about Police actions which it deems as having had a negative impact on citizens’ right to freedom of expression, association and peaceful demonstrations as well as media rights as provided for in the constitution.   This is in reference to police-imposed bans...

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ACHPR Chairperson on mission to Zimbabwe

ACHPR Chairperson on mission to Zimbabwe

The Chairperson of the African Commission on Human and Peoples Rights (ACHPR) Advocacy Pansy Tlakula arrives in Harare on Monday, 16 May 2016 on a four-day working visit to Zimbabwe. Advocate Tlakula who will be in Harare in her capacity as the ACHPR’s Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Expression and Access to Information , kick starts her “advocacy visit” with a dinner on Monday hosted...

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MISA launches website; free content for media to celebrate 25 Yrs of Windhoek Declaration

MISA launches website; free content for media to celebrate 25 Yrs of Windhoek Declaration

MISA hereby advises all print, online and broadcasting media editors, as well as specialist media publications, newsletters and journalism initiatives, that a portfolio of over 40 quality articles and audio-visual content on free media, free expression and access to information in sub-Saharan Africa is available to them for print and online publication or broadcasting at no charge. The articles, written by journalists and media experts...

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MISA applauds investigative journalists, whistleblowers on ‘Panama Papers’ exposé

MISA applauds investigative journalists, whistleblowers on ‘Panama Papers’ exposé

The Media Institute of Southern Africa (MISA) applauds the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) who coordinated the efforts of hundreds of journalists and news agencies from around in an investigation that has culminated in the release of the ‘Panama Papers – Politicians, Criminals and the Rogue Industry that Hides Their Cash’. The investigation lifts the lid on how offshore companies are used by the...

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Basotho march for media freedom

Basotho march for media freedom

“#HANDSOFFMEDIA” a historical march to the rescue of media freedom in Lesotho was staged by Concerned Citizens of Lesotho, a group led by one Pali Masenkane. Presenting the petition to the Minister of Communications, Science and Technology Khotso Letsatsi together with the Minister in the Prime Minister’s Office, Kimetso Mathaba, the petitioners gave a 14 days ultimatum to the Government of Lesotho to respond to...

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MISA Lesotho emphasises the role of the media in the political and security situation in Lesotho

MISA Lesotho emphasises the role of the media in the political and security situation in Lesotho

MISA Lesotho, having followed the unfolding of political developments in the mountain kingdom of Lesotho since elections, had an extraordinary meeting on July 5, 2015 to, among others reflect on the state of the media within the current political and security situation in the country. As an advocacy organisation with a primary interest to promote media freedom, it is warranting that this statement focuses on...

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MISA Zimbabwe reflects on 2015 World Press Freedom Day theme

MISA Zimbabwe reflects on 2015 World Press Freedom Day theme

MISA-Zimbabwe joins the rest of the world in commemorating World Press Freedom Day on 3 May 2015 under the universal theme: Let Journalism Thrive! Towards Better Reporting, Gender Equality, & Media Safety in the Digital Age. We, however, note with great concern that close to two years after the coming into being of the 2013 Constitution, Zimbabwe is still to align several of its restrictive media...

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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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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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