MISA condemns attacks on journalists, calls for more media freedom
Media Alert / MISA-Regional / Statement

MISA condemns attacks on journalists, calls for more media freedom

Media Institute of Southern Africa, Regional Office, Namibia Statement, 23 May 2013 Having gathered in Lusaka, Zambia on Saturday, 27 July 2013, for its annual general meeting, the Media Institute of Southern Africa (MISA) makes the following statement. We wish to express grave concern over the escalation in cases of media freedom and freedom of … Continue reading

Journalists’ safety, access to information a pre-requisite in ensuring credible elections in Zimbabwe
Media Alert / MISA-Regional / Statement

Journalists’ safety, access to information a pre-requisite in ensuring credible elections in Zimbabwe

Media Institute of Southern Africa, Regional Office, Namibia Statement, 23 May 2013 The Media Institute of Southern Africa (MISA) is greatly encouraged by the explicit provisions in Zimbabwe’s new Constitution, which for the first time in the country’s history, guarantee media freedom and citizens’ right to access information. We believe that these constitutional provisions offer … Continue reading

After spending one week in jail, journalist facing two more charges
Media Alert / MISA-Zambia

After spending one week in jail, journalist facing two more charges

Zambia Alert-Update Tuesday, 23 July 2013  Arrested freelance journalist, Wilson Pondamali, will have to answer to two more charges after police in Zambia charged him with attempting to escape from police custody and malicious damage to government property. Pondamali is currently held at Kabwe Central Police Station on charges of being in unlawful possession of … Continue reading

Alert / Media Alert

Internet security and online businesses discussed in Swaziland

MISA-Swaziland Alert July 18 2013 Swaziland’s ministry of information, communication and technology is discussing internet security and regulation at a workshop in Ezulweni on 18 and 19 July. On July 18 presentations are being made on ‘internet topology and economics’, ‘internet governance, regulation and security’, and ‘regulatory best practices for economic growth’, amongst other topics. … Continue reading

The role of the media during elections
Constitutionally Speaking / Media Alert

The role of the media during elections

“Free and unfettered inquiry is the foundation upon which our first world status will be built.” Phakama Shili, advocacy officer at Swaziland’s Media Institute of Southern Africa (MISA-Swaziland), writes a weekly column for Swazi Observer. The column, ‘Constitutionally Speaking’, considers human rights and the quest for democracy in Swaziland. Read on for this week’s article on the role of … Continue reading

The Case for Community Radio: MISA Chairman’s speech at network launch
Media Alert / Speech

The Case for Community Radio: MISA Chairman’s speech at network launch

The following speech was delivered by Alec Lushaba, Chairman of MISA-Swaziland’s National Governing Council, at the launch of the community radio network at the George Hotel in Manzini, July 11 2013. MISA-Swaziland, as a media freedom NGO, is honoured to be assisting with today’s launch of Swaziland’s Community Radio Network. The Network is an association … Continue reading

Times of Swaziland gets behind campaign to promote reading
Alert / Media Alert

Times of Swaziland gets behind campaign to promote reading

MISA-Swaziland Alert July 15 2013 Swaziland’s only independently-owned newspaper, Times of Swaziland, is supporting a campaign to promote reading in the country. In an editorial on July 15 2013 the Times wrote that “the most hopeful news of the year may be the fact that the Reading Association of Swaziland is on a mission to raise awareness about reading”. The … Continue reading