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Cyber Bill recommitted in Senate

In its submissions to parliament on the Cybersecurity and Data Protection Bill, MISA Zimbabwe, among other issues, recommended that the Bill be unbundled into three separate components notably: Cyber Security, Electronic Transactions and Data Protection Bills.

Internet access and affordability in Zimbabwe

MISA Zimbabwe in partnership with the International Centre for Not for Profit Law, convened a multi-stakeholder engagement meeting on internet access and affordability.

MISA double-barrelled submission to UPR on Zimbabwe

The UPR is a State-driven process, under the auspices of the Human Rights Council, which provides the opportunity for each State to declare what actions they have taken to improve the human rights situations in their countries and to fulfil their human rights obligations.

Joint Petition on the need to ensure internet availability at all times in Eswatini

The African Freedom of Expression Exchange (AFEX), Collaboration on International ICT Policy for East and Southern Africa (CIPESA), IFEX, Panos Institute Southern Africa, and, the Media Institute of Southern Africa (MISA) have petitioned the Prime Minister, to ensure that the internet, social media platforms, and all other communication channels are open, secure, and accessible regardless of the protests that are currently taking place in Eswatini.

New Lesotho regulations violate right to privacy

The Government of Lesotho recently gazetted the Communications (Subscriber Identity Module and Mobile Device Registration) Regulations of 2021, which, are a violation of the right to privacy.

Develop policy that guarantees media safety

MISA Zambia has called for policy that not only protects but also promotes and guarantees media and journalists’ protection before, during and after the elections.