News and press statements
“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.”
MISA Malawi is organizing a series of media briefings to counter Covid-19 misinformation on topics such as vaccinations.
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.
The mission to Zambia comes at a time when regional governments are seemingly heightening and tightening the noose on freedom of expression, particularly free expression online.
The Cyber Security and Data Protection Bill which was gazetted in May 2020 and subjected to public hearings in July 2020, has now been recommitted in Senate following its passing in the National Assembly.
In its submissions to parliament on the Cybersecurity and Data Protection Bill, MISA Zimbabwe, among other issues, recommended that the Bill be unbundled into three separate components notably: Cyber Security, Electronic Transactions and Data Protection Bills.