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The Media Institute of Southern Africa is an umbrella organisation representing MISA national chapters in the SADC region. MISA defends and promotes media freedom, freedom of expression and access to information.

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The 2021 MISA Regional Annual Report is now Available!

The 2021 MISA Regional Annual Report is now Available!

This is an snippet from the Chairperson’s Report The year 2021 was one of consolidation and the repositioning of our organisation in the aftermath of the several headwinds that we faced. When we started this journey – midway through 2021 – we dared to dream and our...

The 2021 MISA Zimbabwe Annual report is now available!

The 2021 MISA Zimbabwe Annual report is now available!

Below is an extract from the Chairperson`s report Our 2021 Annual Report comes on the backdrop of significant historical events in the life and existence of the Media Institute of Southern Africa (MISA) as a regional outfit, and by extension, MISA Zimbabwe as a member...

UN Special Rapporteur raps NGO laws

UN Special Rapporteur raps NGO laws

The United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Rights to Freedom of Peaceful Assembly and of Association has released a report on civil society’s access to resources, decrying countries' propensity to overregulate CSOs under the guise of adhering to international...

Namibia moves closer to access to information law

Namibia moves closer to access to information law

The Namibian National Assembly has passed an Access to Information bill almost two years after it was presented to the legislature. The bill will now progress to the National Council before it is sent to the president to sign it into law. The Access to Information...

Dossier

In 1991, African journalists issued a historic call for press freedom.

30 years later, media professionals and others weigh in on the state of Africa’s press. Read their thoughts and join the conversation at #WHK30