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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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Analysis of the Data Protection Act

Analysis of the Data Protection Act

On 3 December 2021, Zimbabwe enacted the Data Protection Act which also has aspects relating to cybersecurity and cybercrimes. The object of this Act is “to increase data protection in order to build confidence and trust in the secure use of information and...

Cell phone levy detrimental to universal access to information

Cell phone levy detrimental to universal access to information

MISA Zimbabwe supports the push by parliamentarians to scrap the US$50,00 levy on new cell phone handsets as this will impact negatively on internet access and citizens’ rights to information. Minister of Finance and Economic Development, Professor Mthuli Ncube,...

Parliament adopts National media policy

Parliament adopts National media policy

The arduous journey of establishing and legalising a policy that would represent the best interests of a free media has finally reached a desirable and much-anticipated end, this after the adoption of the National Media Policy by the National Assembly in Maseru...

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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