MISA-Regional / Statement

‘Human rights belong to everyone – 365 days of the year’, says MISA on Human Rights Day 2014

10 DECEMBER 2014, WINDHOEK, NAMIBIA – The Media Institute of Southern Africa (MISA) today joins human rights advocates and citizens around the world in celebrating Human Rights Day. December 10 is an occasion to celebrate human rights victories over the past year and to focus attention and pressure on our governments to address human rights … Continue reading

MISA condemns 2-year prison sentence for Swazi editor and human rights lawyer; expresses grave concern for the state of free expression and media freedom in Swaziland
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MISA condemns 2-year prison sentence for Swazi editor and human rights lawyer; expresses grave concern for the state of free expression and media freedom in Swaziland

MISA-Regional | Statement July 28 2014 28 JULY 2014, WINDHOEK NAMIBIA – The Regional Governing Council of the Media Institute of Southern Africa (MISA) is outraged and deeply saddened by the unreasonable sentencing of editor of The Nation Bheki Makhubu and human rights lawyer Thulani Maseko to two years in prison, without the option of a … Continue reading

Conviction of Swazi journalist and lawyer a ‘travesty of justice’ – MISA
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Conviction of Swazi journalist and lawyer a ‘travesty of justice’ – MISA

MISA-Regional | Statement July 18 2014 WINDHOEK NAMIBIA – The Regional Governing Council (RGC) of the Media Institute of Southern Africa (MISA) have labeled the conviction of prominent human rights lawyer Thulani Maseko and The Nation magazine editor Bheki Makhubu on contempt of court charges a travesty of justice. MISA APPALLED MISA-Swaziland Director Vuyisile Hlatshwayo condemned the conviction. … Continue reading

STATEMENT: MISA condemns arrest of Swazi lawyer and journalist
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STATEMENT: MISA condemns arrest of Swazi lawyer and journalist

MISA-Regional | Statement March 19 2014 19 MARCH 2014, WINDHOEK NAMIBIA – The Media Institute of Southern Africa (MISA) condemns the arrest, detention and unconstitutional closed hearing of prominent human rights lawyer, Thulani Maseko and Nation magazine editor, Bheki Makhubu in Swaziland. Maseko, a senior member of Lawyers for Human Rights Swaziland, was arrested in his law firm … Continue reading

Statement: African Platform on Access to Information (APAI)
MISA-Regional / Statement

Statement: African Platform on Access to Information (APAI)

MISA-Regional | Statement March 11 2014 Statement Issued by the Working Group of the African Platform on Access to Information (APAI) at the end of its Meeting held in Johannesburg, South Africa, on March 5 & 6, 2014 The Working Group of the African Platform on Access to Information (APAI) met in Johannesburg, South Africa, … Continue reading

Press Release: MISA’s Women to Watch in 2014
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Press Release: MISA’s Women to Watch in 2014

MISA-Regional | Statement March 8 2014 MISA announces their Women to Watch in 2014 WINDHOEK, NAMIBIA –The Media Institute of Southern Africa (MISA) today announced the first annual MISA’s Women to Watch, to mark International Women’s Day, which is celebrated around the world on 8 March each year. MISA is honouring 12 dynamic­­ and inspirational southern African women … Continue reading