Tag: state of the media


MISA WORLD PRESS FREEDOM DAY STATEMENT, 2018: Restriction of civic space threatens media, citizens

MISA WORLD PRESS FREEDOM DAY STATEMENT, 2018: Restriction of civic space threatens media, citizens

On the occasion of World Press Freedom Day 2018, the Media Institute of Southern Africa (MISA), pays tribute to all journalists and media workers, many of whom continue to work under trying circumstances to bring citizens news and information necessary for them to make informed choices. Over the course of 2017, MISA has witnessed the restriction of civic space across southern Africa, along with a...

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MISA Zambia reports reflect on press freedom challenges, victories in 2016/17

MISA Zambia reports reflect on press freedom challenges, victories in 2016/17

The year 2016 was momentous for Zambia as it was the first general election in which Zambians voted in five separate ballots: For the election of the President, the 156-member National Assembly, for over 1,600 Local Government Councils, and for the first time, directly elected Mayors and Council Chairs. A referendum was held alongside the general elections on the 11th August 2016 for Zambian citizens...

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