‘Life of a Swazi student’ – MISA interns from Limkokwing university launch documentary

MISA-Swaziland Alert Tuesday 21 January, 2014 Limkokwing University students Bhekilanga Wakhile Kunene and Phesheya Ian Kunene, who have been working as interns at Swaziland’s Media Institute of Southern Africa, launched their documentary — “The life of a Swazi student” — at the premiere screening at Limkokwing on Thursday 5 December, 2013. The packed room ofContinue reading “‘Life of a Swazi student’ – MISA interns from Limkokwing university launch documentary”

MISA and Save the Children to host regional awards in Zambia

MISA Statement Wednesday 27 November, 2013 On Friday 29 November 2013, the Media Institute of Southern Africa (MISA) and Save the Children International will host the second annual Regional Children’s Reporting Awards at 1800hrs at the Taj Pamodzi hotelin Lusaka, Zambia. MISA Regional Director, Ms Zoe Titus, said “the aim of the awards is toContinue reading “MISA and Save the Children to host regional awards in Zambia”

Braving the Breast to beat cancer in Swaziland – the day in pictures (part 2)

MISA-Swaziland e-Forum article November 5 2013 On Saturday 26 October Swaziland’s Breast and Cervical Cancer Network (SBCCN) held its annual fundraising event — a fun run/walk to raise money to prevent and treat cancer in Swaziland. Over 1,000 people turned up for the challenge. Some did the 5km round-trip to nearby Mantenga Falls, others trekked up andContinue reading “Braving the Breast to beat cancer in Swaziland – the day in pictures (part 2)”

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 managementContinue reading “MISA works with electoral management bodies to improve communication during elections”

Two journalists suspended in Zambia, one chooses early retirement

MISA-Zambia Alert 22 October 2013 The following Media Alert was prepared by MISA-Zambia. Contact Jane Chirwa at info@misazambia.org.zm for more information.  Times of Zambia has suspend News Editor Enock Ngoma and Chief Reporter Kaiko Namusa over a missing document that is said to have been faxed to Times Managing Editor Godfrey Malama from the Ministry of Information PermanentContinue reading “Two journalists suspended in Zambia, one chooses early retirement”

Media blackout for Information minister and government spokesperson in Tanzania

MISA-Tanzania Media Alert October 10 2013 Tanzanian media houses resolved, on Wednesday 9, October 2013, to dissociate themselves from any government activity performed by the minister of Information, Dr Fenella Mukangara, and the government spokesperson, Assah Mwambene, until further notice. The decision was made during a media stakeholders meeting held in the capital, Dar-es-Salaam, followingContinue reading “Media blackout for Information minister and government spokesperson in Tanzania”

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 hosting Access to Information conference in Zambia

24 SEPTEMBER, 2013 – LUSAKA, ZAMBIA – Zambia will play host to over 150 participants attending the second regional ACTION (Access to Information) conference titled ‘Leveraging Continental Developments to Enhance the Adoption of Access to Information Laws in Africa‘ on September 25th through to the 27th, organised by the Media Institute of Southern Africa and theContinue reading “MISA hosting Access to Information conference in Zambia”

Youth voice absent in Swazi media – MISA research

Children and young people’s voices in Swaziland’s media are heard in only 8 percent of the stories that are about them, according to new research by Swaziland’s Media Institute of Southern Africa in partnership with child rights NGO Save the Children. The country’s two daily newspapers, Times of Swaziland and Swazi Observer, both published MondayContinue reading “Youth voice absent in Swazi media – MISA research”

‘Watchdog’ case fails to take off again in Zambia

Zambia Alert-Update Wednesday, 21 August 2013 Freelance journalist, Wilson Pondamali, who is suspected of having links to popular news website Zambian Watchdog, appeared in the Kabwe Magistrates Court on Wednesday, 21 August 2013, but the case failed to take off because no instructions were received from the Director of Public Prosecution (DPP) for the matter to proceed.Continue reading “‘Watchdog’ case fails to take off again in Zambia”