MISA Zambia Launches 2nd Quarter State of the Media Report
Ministry of Information Permanent Secretary Godfrey Malama
MISA Zambia Chairperson, Helen Mwale says media plays an imperative role in shaping public opinion and informing the public on various issues.
In a speech read for her at the launch by MISA Zambia National Governing Council member, Hyde Haguta, Ms Mwale says the media assist the community in making informed decisions by providing the public with information about the actions and opinions of their duty holders.
She adds that freedom of expression and opinion, transparency and access to information are prerequisites for democratic societies where the rule of law applies and where everyone’s human rights are respected.
And Information and Broadcasting Services Permanent Secretary, Godfrey Malama, has congratulated MISA for its continued effort in promoting media freedom in the country.
Mr Malama says MISA is now an authority on media issues because it rates the performance of governance issues in the country.
He adds that government is proud to promote freedom of expression and press freedom through a range of initiatives such as advocacy, awareness-raising and monitoring.
The same function saw the launch of the Golden Padlock Report and awards and the New Website.