Media, elections and good governance
To play their role, the media need both access to information and the freedom to freely and safely communicate their findings. Media and electoral bodies, therefore, need to work together to recognise the roles and responsibilities of each party and to acknowledge the necessity and importance of each other’s roles in delivering fair elections.
MISA’s role in fair elections
The MISA chapters play an active role in monitoring freedom of expression violations in their respective countries during the election period. They also advocate for governments to uphold the safety of journalists and their rights to freedom of expression and access to information when reporting on elections.
Media freedom news from our chapters
Journalists safety and access to information crucial to SADC elections
Five Southern African Development Community (SADC) countries are scheduled to go for elections in 2019. The five are Botswana, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia and South Africa. The countries will be holding their elections in May and October respectively. Of the five...