Annual highlights & reports

Annual highlights & reports

Annual report 2013 – 2014

The MISA 2014 Annual Report [AP35]covers our work from July 2013 to 30 June 2014.
Some of the highlights over the period included:

  • MISA Swaziland mobilised media practitioners and members of civil society groups to deliver petitions to two Ministers; calling for an end to media freedom violations and the repeal of 32 restrictive media laws.
  • The Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Expression and Access to Information in Africa appointed MISA Malawi the secretariat of the campaign to decriminalise free speech in Malawi. MISA Malawi has since worked with several Malawian stakeholders to draft a Bill to decriminalise free speech in Malawi.
  • We held the second annual MISA Regional Children’s Reporting Awards and several Chapters held media awards, including Zambia and Zimbabwe
  • We released several major research publications, including So This is Democracy?, Government Secrecy in an Information Age: Report on Open & Secretive Public Institutions in Southern Africa, and African Media Barometer surveys from Zambia and South Africa.

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