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MISA Zambia: Statement on invasion of ZNBC

We note with grief the invasion of ZNBC studios by Sports minister Chishimba Kambwili and Information Permanent Secretary Chanda Kasolo, together with other PF leaders, as confirmed by ZNBC Board Chairperson Dr. John Mulwila. We are now 55 days away from the...

Statement from the MISA Election Observer Mission in Botswana

In October 2014, the Media Institute of Southern Africa (MISA) convened a mission to observe the conduct of the media and electoral bodies during the Botswana 2014 parliamentary and local government elections, held on Friday 24 October. The mission found that the...

MISA Malawi statement on arrest of journalist Archibald Kasakura

The Malawi Chapter of the Media Institute of Southern Africa (MISA) is shocked and deeply saddened with the detention of journalist Archibald Kasakura, who was arrested by Limbe Police in Blantyre, southern Malawi, for allegedly ‘obstructing a police officer on duty’....

MISA Botswana condemns arrest and detention of Sunday Standard Editor

MISA Botswana was shocked to learn that Sunday Standard Editor, Mr Outsa Mokone, was arrested and detained by the Botswana Police Service on Monday 8 September 2014. The warrant of arrest relates to a possible charge of “seditious intention” contrary to section 50(1)...

MISA Zimbabwe: The closure of SW Radio Africa

MISA-Zimbabwe bemoans the closure of the pioneer shortwave radio station, SW Radio Africa, after 13 years of affording Zimbabweans, particularly those residing in marginalised rural communities, access to diverse views and opinions. The station, which broadcast from...

MISA condemns prison sentence for Swazi editor and human rights lawyer

The Regional Governing Council of the Media Institute of Southern Africa (MISA) is outraged and deeply saddened by the unreasonable sentencing of editor of The Nation Bheki Makhubu and human rights lawyer Thulani Maseko to two years in prison, without the option of a...