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Nigeria 

I-CSPJ calls for concerted efforts for the release of...

IPC’s Centre for the Safety and Protection of Journalists (I-CSPJ), Lagos-Nigeria is calling for a concerted effort towards the immediate release of Chairman of...

Journalists remanded in prison for reporting about alleged corruption

Kampala; Two (2) journalists Dickson Mubiru and Alirabaki Ssengooba were on Thursday, 20th June 2024, remanded to Luzira Prison, after writing a story related...
Zimbabwe 

Reduction in crimes against journalists should spur Zimbabwe to adopt UN Plan of Action – MISA

The drastic reduction in media freedom violations during Zimbabwe’s 2023 election cycle is a significant development which comes at a time when the world...
Southern Africa 

MISA calls on ACHPR to urge governments in Southern Africa to domesticate UN Plan of Action for Safety of Journalists

The Media Institute for Southern Africa on October 24 made a statement at the on-going 77th Ordinary Session of the African Commission on human...

AFEX and IPI to host side event at 77th Session of ACHPR

The African Freedom of Expression Exchange and the International Press Institute will on October 19, host a side event at the 77th Session of...
Democratic Republic Of CongoSouth Sudan 

AMDISS commends the removal of problematic provisions of National Security Act

Juba, 7th, September 2023---Association for Media Development In South Sudan (AMDISS) commends members of the Reconstituted Transitional National Legislative Assembly for deleting Articles 54...
Zimbabwe 

MISA launches the State of the Media Report

MISA Zambia in partnership with Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung Zambia on Wednesday 30th August, launched the 2023 quarter 1 & 2 of the State of the Media...
South Sudan 

AMDISS welcomes the reopening of radio station after 10 years of closure

Juba—1 September 2023, the Association for Media Development In South Sudan (AMDISS) has wholeheartedly welcomed the reopening of a community radio station in Leer...
Africa 

Tackling Threats to Media Freedom and Safety in The Digital Age

The proliferation of technology has created new opportunities for journalists and journalism in Africa, but it has also come with threats. For civil society,...
Nigeria 

World Press Freedom Day 2023: MRA Calls on Nigerian government to ensure adequate protection for media freedom

LAGOS, Wednesday, May 3, 2023: Media Rights Agenda (MRA) today called on the Federal Government to ensure adequate protection for media freedom in law and...
Southern Africa 

Southern Africa improves on media rankings but more needs to be done – MISA

Southern African countries recorded improved rankings according to the Reporters Without Borders 2023 World Press Freedom Index, but the spectre of shrinking civic space...
Malawi 

Malawian MPs decriminalise ‘insulting’ the ‘President’

We applaud government for repealing bad laws. Members of Parliament (MPs) on Tuesday, November 29, 2022 amended Section 4 of the Protected Flag, Emblems and...
Africa 

Participant Reflection on #FIFAfrica22: Effective Engagement in the UPR Process for Digital Rights Promotion

The Collaboration on International ICT Policy for East and Southern Africa (CIPESA) and Small Media held a workshop on the Universal Periodic Review (UPR)...
AngolaBotswanaLesothoMalawiMozambiqueTanzaniaZambiaZimbabwe 

MISA’s Annual Report Highlights Freedom of Expression and Digital Rights Issues in Southern Africa

The year 2021 was one of consolidation and the repositioning of our organisation in the aftermath of the several headwinds that we faced. When we...