It was a week of intense activity between August 31 and September 4, 2015, when MISA Zambia commemorated its inaugural Online Media Week. The purpose of the initiative was to create awareness of the role of online media in propagating national development through encouragement of the freedom of expression.
The week was commemorated under the theme “Online Media Freedom for Better Citizen Awareness”.
Among the activities carried out included daily radio interviews and programmes on internet freedom, net neutrality and local content creation. Others included dialogue on issues including online ethics, safety, as well as a special day dedicated to online activism.
To crown it all, an exhibition for Online Media was held on Friday, September 4th at the Arcades Shopping Centre with a specialised interactive display and interaction with members of the public.
MISA Zambia issued a statement on the potential of online media to facilitate citizen participation and good governance in Zambia through instant, on demand access to information for informed decision making and freedom of expression.
MISA Zambia, in collaboration with its partners, hope to facilitate this event on an annual basis.
Download full statement here.