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MISA condemns prison sentence for Swazi editor and human rights lawyer

The Regional Governing Council of the Media Institute of Southern Africa (MISA) is outraged and deeply saddened by the unreasonable sentencing of editor of The Nation Bheki Makhubu and human rights lawyer Thulani Maseko to two years in prison, without the option of a...

ACTION Coalition: Namibia’s Anti-Terrorism Law is ill-considered

Many countries around the world introduced new anti-terrorism legislation after the September 11 2001 terrorist attacks in the US and subsequent incidents around the world. It has become clear that no country is immune from the threat of terrorism and that the State,...

MISA and Namibian NGOs work with youth to tackle gender-based violence

Last year, MISA Namibia joined forces with like-minded Namibian NGOs to raise awareness about gender-based violence.  Here, MISA Namibia Director, Natasha Tibinyane, tells us about the activities the coalition conducted last year, what they have already done this year...

MISA’s Women to Watch in 2014: Mwiza Zulu

Mwiza is a television and radio presenter in Zambia and she has been chosen as one of MISA’s 2014 Women to Watch. Every year, on 8 March, people all around the world celebrate International Women’s Day.  To commemorate the day in 2014, we are unveiling MISA’s Women to...

MISA counts down to World Press Freedom Day 2014

Every year on 3 May, the international community commemorates World Press Freedom Day by celebrating the fundamental principles of press freedom. In only two months, 2014 has already become a year marked by issues of press freedom, freedom of expression and the safety...

MISA Zambia: ZNBC says Chibamba Kanyama not under probe for stealing

The Zambia National Broadcasting Corporation (ZNBC) has dismissed media reports suggesting its Chief Executive Officer, Chibamba Kayama, is under probe for having misappropriated money solicited from various companies to conduct a ZNBC end-of-year party. In a...

Winners of MISA Children’s Reporting Awards for Southern Africa

4 DECEMBER 2013, WINDHOEK, NAMIBIA - On Friday 29 November 2013, the Media Institute of Southern Africa (MISA) and Save the Children International announced this year’s winners of the Regional Children’s Reporting Awards, during a ceremony held at the Taj Pamodzi...