Our history

Our history

 

MISA Zambia, established in 1996, has been one of the leading organisations in Zambia involved in promoting media freedom, freedom of information and freedom of expression. MISA Zambia has scored a number of successes in its period of existence. Among its successes are the enactment of the Independent Broadcasting Authority (IBA) and the Zambian National Broadcasting Corporation (ZNBC) Amendment Acts of 2002. MISA Zambia also played a key role in the establishment of the Zambia Media Ethics Council (ZAMEC) through the Media Liaison Committee of which MISA Zambia is an ardent member.

Today, the organisation continues to command respect from government, civil society, academia and the general public, and is considered a relevant actor in the development processes of the country. It has been a lead organisation in the enactment of two key broadcast laws: the IBA and ZNBC Amendment Act of 2002.

Throughout its existence, MISA Zambia has maintained its role as an advocate for media freedom and freedom of expression with the broader goal of promoting democratic governance, accountability and transparency.