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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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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...

Guide to the Zimbabwean Cyber and Data Protection Act

Guide to the Zimbabwean Cyber and Data Protection Act

This Guide intends to assist ordinary citizens, data protection advocates, human rights advocates, media organisations and interested individuals in getting a basic understanding and application of the Cyber and Data Protection Act (Act). This guide aims to contribute...

Letter to His Excellency Jakaya Kikwete

Letter to His Excellency Jakaya Kikwete

6 June 2022 His Excellency Jakaya M Kikwete Chairperson SADC Panel of Elders Embassy of the United Republic of Tanzania Ujamaa House, 23 Baines Harare Zimbabwe RE: FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION & CONFLICT RESOLUTION The Media Institute of Southern Africa (MISA), by virtue...

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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