News and press statements
MISA Tanzania notes with concern the suspension of publication and distribution of Raia Mwema newspaper from 6 September 2021.
MISA Zimbabwe welcomes the licensing of eight more community radio stations as this will enhance access to information and exchange of ideas on issues that affect marginalised communities for the government’s attention.
MISA Lesotho has learned with contentment about recommendations of a parliament’s portfolio committee to dismiss the Computer Crime and Cybersecurity Bill of 2021, as well as the Communications Regulations of 2021 from the National Assembly.
“Your Excellency, we wish to reiterate that a free and secure media is needed to support SADC’s Vision for 2050”.
“A strong cyber security and data protection framework is critical for the exercise and enjoyment of human rights, trade, increased investments and Zimbabwe’s socio-economic development.”
Hakainde Hichilema, Zambia’s President-elect, has hinted that his incoming administration will improve the freedom of expression and media environment.
On 29 January 2021, at a virtual launch with an audience of 450, keynote speaker South African President Cyril Ramaphosa proudly declared: “Fifty years from now… we will look back with pride at this...
Safety of journalists and access to information pre-requisite in ensuring credible elections in Zambia
MISA observer mission statement of the Zambia elections 2021.
A new law replacing the Press Law may represent dangers to the enjoyment of basic rights already established and urges society to maintain its interest on this matter so that any new law continues to offer strong guarantees regarding the contribution of freedom of expression.