Media freedom monitoring

Media freedom implies having an independent and diverse media with the ability to make editorial decisions free from political or economic influences.

MISA Chapters track media freedom violations which we publish here. We also collate these incidents in our annual publication, So This is Democracy which is available for every SADC country.

In conjunction with fesmedia Africa, MISA also publishes the African Media Barometer – a general analysis of the media landscape and press freedom trends in selected southern African countries.

Media freedom news from our chapters

Malawi should rethink its broadcasting licence regime

Malawi should rethink its broadcasting licence regime

The Malawi Communications Regulatory Authority (MACRA) has over the past three months been revoking broadcasting licences and closing radio and television stations for delays in the remittance of broadcasting licence fees.  In 2022, MACRA revoked licences for six...