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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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Zimbabwe falls on world media freedom index

Zimbabwe falls on world media freedom index

Zimbabwe has been ranked at 130 out of 180 countries in 2021 compared to its ranking at 126 in 2020, new rankings by the Reporters Without Borders (RSF) show. In the report, RSF said the rankings showed that the page had not been turned from the late former President...

Southern Africa Press Freedom report now available!

Southern Africa Press Freedom report now available!

MISA has launched a regional report on the state of press freedom in Southern Africa, which looks at media violations, the state of gender media and digital rights in the region among other topics. The Southern Africa Press Freedom Report was commissioned by MISA...

Lesotho reforms authority adopts media policy, code

Lesotho reforms authority adopts media policy, code

A gesture viewed as milestone ahead of WPFD In a commendable move by Lesotho’s media sector, the National Reforms Authority (NRA) has adopted the draft National Media Policy (2021) as well as the draft National Code of Conduct, Behaviour and Practice (2021) this week....

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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