MISA Malawi's recommendations for improving media freedom, freedom of expression and access to information to mark World Press Freedom Day 2019.
MISA Zimbabwe National Director Tabani Moyo was elected into the IFEX Governing Council at its elective Annual General Meeting (AGM) held in Berlin, Germany, on 10 April 2019.
In light of the events of the past few weeks, it is important to take a step back and define what digital rights are and how Zimbabweans can demand that these be honoured.
Digital rights are not the reserve of a specific class of citizens but they extend to every human being who makes use of ICTs to communicate and access information.
Zimbabwe has flirted with the idea of adopting a data protection law, with President Emmerson Mnangagwa hinting that such a regulation could be on the horizon.
It is with great sorrow that the Media Institute of Southern Africa (MISA) learned of the passing on of Raymond Louw on June 5, 2019.
Botswana, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia and South Africa go to the polls in 2019.
MISA Zimbabwe calls upon the Southern African Development Community (SADC) and the African Union (AU) to address these cases pertaining to the upsurge of media censorship in southern Africa.
This article is the third and last in a three-part series focusing on digital rights, access to the Internet, and Internet affordability in Malawi. This part specifically looks at the high price of Malawi's Internet.
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In commemoration of the International Day of Universal Access to Information (IDUAI) on 28 September, the Media Institute of Southern Africa (MISA) launches its annual Transparency Assessment in seven southern African countries. This year marks the 10th publication of the annual report on the most open and most secretive public institutions in southern Africa. Seven national MISA Chapters, together with local researchers, sought to determine...
Registration now open for free online course, “Civil Society and African Media Policy in the Digital Age”
The Wits LINK Centre and WitsX has opened registration for the first offering of the free, six-week, online course “Civil Society and African Media Policy in the Digital Age” which starts on October 10, 2018. It was developed to honour and sustain the legacy of South African media freedom and freedom of expression activist #Jeanette Minnie, who passed away in November 2016. This free-of-charge Massive Open Online...
On the occasion of World Press Freedom Day 2018, the Media Institute of Southern Africa (MISA), pays tribute to all journalists and media workers, many of whom continue to work under trying circumstances to bring citizens news and information necessary for them to make informed choices. Over the course of 2017, MISA has witnessed the restriction of civic space across southern Africa, along with a...
MISA Zimbabwe joins the world in commemorating World Radio Day with a reminder to the government of Zimbabwe on the need for genuine transformation of the entire broadcasting sector to allow for diversity in radio broadcasting in the country. This years commemorations are held under the theme, Radio, Sports and Cultural Diversity. In its announcement of the theme this year, the United Nations Educational, Scientific...
MISA Tanzania is deeply concerned about the disappearance of Mwananchi Communication Ltd (MCL) journalist Azory Gwanda and calls on the authorities to make all resources available and expedite their efforts to find him. In a letter to MISA Tanzania dated December 6, 2017, with a reference title ‘MISSING OF MCL CORRESPONDENT AZORY GWANDA’, MCL Managing Director Francis Majige Nanai confirmed receiving information of Azory’s disappearance....
MISA Zimbabwe notes with concern the creation of a new ministry of Cybersecurity, Threat Detection and Mitigation in the ministerial reassignments and appointments made by President Robert Mugabe on 9 October 2017. Former Minister of Finance and Economic Development, Patrick Chinamasa will head the Ministry. Concerns over the establishment of this ministry are informed by a series of veiled threats on the use of social...