“Self-regulation of the media was at the “core” of securing a conducive operating environment and improving professionalism in the media sector”.
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.
On 9 June, MISA wrote a letter to King Mswati III regarding the deteriorating state of media freedom in the country.
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.
Journalist Jeffery Moyo and ZMC employee Thabang Manhika denied bail on charges of contravening Immigration Act.
Canadian Ambassador to Zimbabwe remarks on the state of media freedom and journalists’ safety and security in the country.
As the world media celebrates 30 years’ anniversary of the Windhoek Declaration which in 1991 adopted the landmark policy of development of a ‘free, independent and pluralistic media’ in all nations, Zambia which boasts of various media forms, has come a long way in achieving this truly free, independent and pluralistic media.
MISA World Press Freedom day 2021 statement: SADC member states should enable a free, independent pluralistic media
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.
Tanzania President Samia Suluhu Hassan has ordered the re-opening of media houses that were shut during the term of her predecessor, the late John Magufuli.