MISA Zimbabwe is proud to publish its annual state of the media report which takes a look at the media landscape and operating environment with regards to freedom of expression, access to information, digital rights and media freedom in 2020.
Masvingo freelance journalists Godfrey Mtimba and Tonderai Saharo were on 24 February 2021 reportedly barred by the police from covering the rollout of the COVID-19 vaccination programme at Mushagashe Training Centre.
Five journalists were detained by members of the Zimbabwe Republic Police on 19 February 2021 for over five hours at Spring Farm in Karoi, owned by Norton legislator, Temba Mliswa.
The Broadcasting Authority of Zimbabwe (BAZ) will not publicise how the regulatory authority scored applicants that were awarded free to air commercial television broadcasting licences, BAZ acting chief executive officer (CEO) Matthias Chakanyuka has said.
Mozambican authorities on 16 February 2021 deported British journalist Tom Bowker whom they accused of violating the country’s immigration laws.
Our programme officer Nompilo Simanje talks about how access to information in the public interest is very important, particularly during a pandemic or natural disasters, as this assists citizens and the nation at large, to make informed decisions about their right to life and the right to health.
Journalists, together with other essential priority groups, are frontline workers that need to be prioritised as well given the critical role they play in keeping the nation informed on developments and measures the government is taking to contain the COVID-19 pandemic.
Independent Member of Parliament for Norton, Honourable Temba Mliswa on 11 February 2021 threatened to move a motion in parliament for the enactment of a harsh media law that imposes custodial sentences for unethical journalists.
Continue to stay safe as we serve.
High Court judge Justice Dube has ordered the ministers of Health and Information to widely disseminate “comprehensive and adequate information” on both private and public testing, isolation and treatment of COVID-19.
MISA Lesotho, with financial support of the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) Lesotho, brings you second edition of Children Speak Out – a special newspaper exclusively reporting about adolescents’ issues.
His Excellency Mr Matjama is a veteran journalist whose professional journey started in the 1990s. Between 2002 and 2013, Mr Matjama performed different key roles within MISA Lesotho.
Each year on the 13th of February since 2011, we are given the opportunity to mark World Radio Day, and thus remind ourselves of the importance of radio.
MISA Zambia is proud to announce the launch of its State of the Media report Q4 2020.
MISA Zambia says that attacks on one community radio station sends a chilling message to other stations more especially as the nation is approaching the 2021 general elections.
MISA Zimbabwe takes this opportunity to congratulate Honourable Kindness Paradza on his appointment as the Deputy Minister of Information, Publicity and Broadcasting Services.
MISA Zimbabwe’s Advocacy Committee in Masvingo led by chairperson Passmore Kuzipa on 31 January 2021, held a meeting with Officer Commanding Masvingo Province who pledged to work with the media during and after the COVID-19 lockdown.
MISA Zambia has described the move by the Ministry of Labour and Social Security to introduce a minimum wage for journalists as a step in the right direction. The poor conditions of service for most journalists in the country have been a matter that has required urgent attention.
Zambian citizens need to know that they have the right to hold leaders to account on the manner they are managing the affairs of the country through means or channels of their choice, including online spaces.
The media development policy is anchored on four main pillars namely: media freedom, media pluralism, media independence and safety of journalists, Zambia's Minster of Information and Broadcasting Services Dora Siliya says.