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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...

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...
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...

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...

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...