MISA Tanzania notes with concern the suspension of publication and distribution of Raia Mwema newspaper from 6 September 2021.
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.
“Your Excellency, we wish to reiterate that a free and secure media is needed to support SADC’s Vision for 2050”.
“A strong cyber security and data protection framework is critical for the exercise and enjoyment of human rights, trade, increased investments and Zimbabwe’s socio-economic development.”
Hakainde Hichilema, Zambia’s President-elect, has hinted that his incoming administration will improve the freedom of expression and media environment.
On 29 January 2021, at a virtual launch with an audience of 450, keynote speaker South African President Cyril Ramaphosa proudly declared: “Fifty years from now… we will look back with pride at this moment, and at the role that The Digital Platform for the Safety of...
Safety of journalists and access to information pre-requisite in ensuring credible elections in Zambia
MISA observer mission statement of the Zambia elections 2021.
The mission to Zambia comes at a time when regional governments are seemingly heightening and tightening the noose on freedom of expression, particularly free expression online.
MISA Zimbabwe has written to the Speaker of Parliament on 4 August 2021, to highlight its concerns arising from the recommittal of the Cybersecurity and Data Protection Bill to the 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.