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South Africa’s Elections: A Call for Vigilance Amidst the Rising Tide of Disinformation

South Africa is holding its seventh general election today, May 29, 2024. Over 14,000 candidates are vying for seats as part of the 400...
South Africa 

South Africa’s Elections: A Call for Vigilance Amidst the Rising Tide of Disinformation

South Africa is holding its seventh general election today, May 29, 2024. Over 14,000 candidates are vying for seats as part of the 400...
Malawi 

MISA demands immediate release of arrested Malawian journalist

What happened MISA demands the immediate release of the Malawi journalist, Macmillan Mhone who was arrested on Monday 8 April 2024 over a story that...
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...
Lesotho 

Report: Safety of Journalists Situation in Lesotho

For decades, journalists in Lesotho have craved a working environment that prioritizes their safety, but have only received lip services from politicians who only...
Zimbabwe 

Equipment of Kenyan journalists’ seized at Zimbabwean airport

Three Kenyan journalists, Duncan Khaemba, Chris Omulando and their cameraman from the Nation Media Group, who were accredited to report on Zimbabwe's election, had...
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...
Southern Africa 

World Press Freedom Day 2023: Statement by Media Institute for Southern Africa

Thus, the theme for this year’s World Press Freedom Day – Shaping a Future of Rights: Freedom of expression as a driver for all...
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...
Zimbabwe 

First Lady of Zimbabwe bars private media from covering her tour

What happened Zimbabwe’s First Lady Auxillia Mnangagwa on 24 April 2023 reportedly barred journalists from the private media from covering her tour of the Museum...
Southern Africa 

MISA engages Southern Africa Development Community over media regulations and safety

MISA Zimbabwe on 15 April 2023 met with the SADC Electoral Advisory Commission (SAEC) in Harare, where the media freedom lobby and advocacy organisation raised...