MISA Zimbabwe welcomes the licensing of eight more community radio stations as this will enhance access to information and exchange of ideas on issues that affect marginalised communities for the government’s attention.
A new law replacing the Press Law may represent dangers to the enjoyment of basic rights already established and urges society to maintain its interest on this matter so that any new law continues to offer strong guarantees regarding the contribution of freedom of expression.
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.
MISA Zimbabwe in partnership with the International Centre for Not for Profit Law, convened a multi-stakeholder engagement meeting on internet access and affordability.
On 6 July 2021, the MISA Regional Governing Council chairperson, Golden Maunganidze wrote to His Royal Highness, King Mswati III to express MISA’s concerns regarding the state of press freedom in Eswatini.
Journalists in Malawi are fighting misinformation around Covid-19 by providing expert-based information on the pandemic.
The Office of Prime Minister Dr Moeketsi Majoro has donated food parcels in contribution to the COVID-19 Media Relief Fund that MISA launched last year.
The motion on, Information as a public good, moved on 15 June 2021, was supported by other legislators, among them, Honourable Webster Shamu, who urged the government to observe the provisions of the Windhoek Declaration which calls for media freedom.
MISA Lesotho rejects Communications (Subscriber Identity Module & Mobile Device Registration) Regulations 2021
MISA Lesotho calls on the government of Lesotho to rescind the promulgation of the Communication (Subscriber Identity Module & Mobile Device Registration) Regulations of 2021 as it is a violation of citizens’ privacy.
Jeffrey Moyo was granted bail on 15 June 2021 after spending 20 days behind bars on charges of contravening the Immigration Act.