Media Alert / MISA-Regional

MISA joins campaign to free detained Al Jazeera journalists

MISA-Regional | Statement February 10 2014 The Media Institute of Southern Africa (MISA) has joined journalists, activists and civil society organisations from all over the world in calling for the release of three Al Jazeera journalists currently detained in Egypt. The three journalists – Peter Greste, Mohammed Fahmy and Baher Mohamed – have been detained … Continue reading

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African freedom of expression organisations demand safety of journalists on the continent

MISA-Regional | Statement February 6 2014 The newly established freedom of expression network, African Freedom of Expression Exchange (AFEX) has deplored the current state of attacks, arrests, detentions, incarcerations and harassments meted out to journalists while on their job in many countries on the continent. The network specifically notes the troubling conditions in Eritrea, Ethiopia, … Continue reading

MISA works with electoral management bodies to improve communication during elections
MISA-Regional / Statement

MISA works with electoral management bodies to improve communication during elections

MISA-Regional Statement 31 OCTOBER 2013, JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA — On 1 November 2013, the Media Institute of Southern Africa (MISA) will partner with the media project of the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung Africa (fesmedia Africa), the Open Society Initiative for Southern Africa (OSISA) and the Electoral Commissions Forum of SADC (ECF-SADC) to deliver a workshop with SADC electoral management … Continue reading

MISA supports UN resolution on safety of journalists
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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 expression … Continue reading

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

MISA-Angola swears in new board
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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, in … Continue reading