While Zimbabwe is commendably not among the African countries with jailed journalists, the country witnessed an upsurge in the number of cases involving the assaults of journalists at political gatherings/rallies, with some sustaining injuries for which they sought medical treatment.
Malawi determined to develop a viable broadcasting sector
MACRA Deputy Director of Legal – Consumer Affairs Kelious Mlenga, said the schedule of licensing framework and the Communications Act will be reviewed.
Eswatini: Maseko’s murder deserves thorough, independent investigations
Maseko was reportedly shot and killed at his home in Mbabane on 21 January 2023. The motive behind his shooting is still unclear, although there is speculation that this may have been linked to his work as a human rights defender.
MISA Botswana elects new NGC
The elections took place four months after the annual general meeting in September 2022 was suspended as one of the aspirants for the position of chairperson of MISA Botswana was an active member and a position bearer in a political party – something that is an affront to the MISA Regional Network’s values.
MISA Malawi appears before Parliament on broadcasting licences
MISA Malawi highlighted that the general economic crisis the country is experiencing has not spared the media sector.
MISA Botswana holds AGM, postpones elections
This is a communique on the MISA Bostwana AGM and postponed elections.
Concern over the revocation of broadcasting licences in Malawi
This is a letter to His Excellency the President of the Republic of Malawi Dr. Lazarus McCarthy Chakwera on the Concern over the revocation of broadcasting licences in Malawi.
Reporting on Illicit Finance in Africa (Bulawayo)
MISA Zimbabwe, of the Media Institute of Southern Africa in partnership with Thomson Reuters Foundation, are looking for Zimbabwean journalists who are motivated to understand how their country could be losing money via illicit means.
MISA Zimbabwe, ZACRAS and MAZ communique on the Broadcasting Services Act (Amendment Bill) Writeshop
Communique on proposed amendments on the Broadcasting Services Act (BSA) during a law drafting workshop (Writeshop) held in Gweru
MISA launches second regional press freedom report
This document is based on country reports for Angola, Botswana, eSwatini, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe.