MISA has 11 national membership-based Chapters within the Southern African Development Community (SADC).
MISA is in a unique position to monitor, analyse, promote and influence free expression in the south of Africa through our extensive network of members, MISA Chapter offices, campaign partners and development partners within and outside the region.
There are MISA Chapters promoting free expression and access to information in 11 countries across southern Africa. On top of this, we influence media law and policy across the continent through our membership to international and regional platforms, such as the International Freedom of Expression eXchange (IFEX) and the African Freedom of Expression Exchange (AFEX) and by partnering with like-minded organisations, of all sizes, to deliver programmes and campaigns on specific issues.
MISA has 11 national membership-based Chapters within the Southern African Development Community (SADC): Angola, Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
Our Chapters are made up of staff and members – media workers, human rights and free expression activists, scholars, artists, netizens and citizen journalists – who share our vision for a southern Africa where media workers are free and safe to do their jobs and where all citizens can practice their rights to express themselves and access information.