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German Envoy stresses importance of accountability of governments

German Envoy stresses importance of accountability of governments

10 Apr 2016

German  Ambassador to Zambia Bernd Finke stated that in a democratic system, the actions or omissions of the government must be subject to the close scrutiny not only of the legislative and judicial authorities but also of public opinion. He was speaking at the launch of the State of the Media Report 2015, held earlier in the year. He noted that the dominant position held by...

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ZAMRA asks media to stop accepting herbal medicine ads

ZAMRA asks media to stop accepting herbal medicine ads

10 Apr 2016

Towards the end of 2015, the Zambia Medicines Regulatory Authority (ZAMRA) wrote to media organizations to stop accepting adverts on herbal medicines. In his statement, ZAMRA director general Esnart Mwape said  there had been gross advertising of medicines without marketing authorization. She urged media houses to only publish adverts for medicines that are accompanied by written approvals from ZAMRA. According to the Medicines and Allied Substance Act...

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All eyes on digital migration process

All eyes on digital migration process

12 Jun 2015

MISA Zimbabwe this week launched the first of its monthly digital migration monitoring reports, aptly entitled Digital Migration Footprints. The Digital Migration Footprints series is an analysis of major highlights of a process set to change television broadcasting in the country in the public interest. Digitisation will make broadcasting more equitable, just and people centered while connecting formerly marginalised communities, MISA Zimbabwe has noted. Zimbabwe,...

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MISA women to watch in 2015

MISA women to watch in 2015

08 Mar 2015

On International Women’s Day (8 March), MISA announces their annual list of MISA’s Women to Watch.   Each year, we highlight the work and careers of dynamic­­ and inspirational southern African women who we believe embody the official United Nations theme for International Women’s Day 2014 and the theme designated by non-governmental organisations around the world. We chose women who we see as rising stars in...

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