MISA supports UN resolution on safety of journalists

MISA Regional Statement October 2 2013 The Media Institute of Southern Africa (MISA) is greatly encouraged by the passing of a resolution on the Safety of Journalists at the recently concluded 24th Session of the United Nations Human Rights Council (HRC). MISA shares the concern that “violations of the right to freedom of opinion and expressionContinue reading “MISA supports UN resolution on safety of journalists”

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 ofContinue reading “MISA condemns attacks on journalists, calls for more media freedom”

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

MISA-Angola swears in new board

Media Institute of Southern Africa, Regional Office, Namibia Communiqué, 29 May 2013 The Media Institute of Southern Africa (MISA) Angola Chapter has sworn into office new members of its governing structures, which will be headed up by freelance journalist Alexandre Neto Solombe. The ceremony, held in the amphitheatre of the journalists’ training centre, CEFOJOR, inContinue reading “MISA-Angola swears in new board”

MISA-Malawi calls for arrest of parliamentary security officer

Media Institute of Southern Africa, Regional Office, Namibia Statement, 31 May 2013 The Media Institute of Southern Africa’s (MISA) Malawi Chapter is calling upon the National Assembly and the Police to act on Parliamentary Chief Security Officer, Youngson Chilinda, for assaulting Photojournalist Thoko Chikondi. Chilinda allegedly assaulted Chikondi, a photojournalist from one of the country’s majorContinue reading “MISA-Malawi calls for arrest of parliamentary security officer”

MISA pledges solidarity with the Eastern Africa Journalists Association

Media Institute of Southern Africa, Regional Office, Namibia Communiqué, 25 May 2013 The Media Institute of Southern Africa (MISA) has pledged solidarity with the Eastern Africa Journalists Association (EAJA), applauding the association for its continued good work as it hosts a General Meeting and Strategy Conference in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The Conference, which EAJA is organising in cooperation withContinue reading “MISA pledges solidarity with the Eastern Africa Journalists Association”

MISA applauds launch of African media freedom campaign

Media Institute of Southern Africa, Regional Office, Namibia Statement, 21 May 2013 The Media Institute of Southern Africa (MISA) congratulates the Pan-African Parliament (PAP) on the successful launch of a media freedom campaign across the continent. The campaign was launched in Midrand, South Africa on Wednesday, 15 May 2013. MISA welcomes this long-overdue intervention and pledgesContinue reading “MISA applauds launch of African media freedom campaign”