What we do

What we do

Our work at MISA Zambia includes:

Media monitoring

MISA Zambia conducts a media monitoring exercise and maintains links with a number of sources to identify, document and publicise incidents where free speech has been violated, as well as victories that improve free expression in Zambia.

We publish alerts in our Freedom of Expression Tracker, as well as news stories, opinion pieces and analysis of specific issues.

Training

MISA Zambia strives for a media environment where media workers are competent, critical, accountable, sensitive to gender and aware of their responsibility to society.

We support this by providing training for journalists and editors, students, civil society, and new media and citizen journalists.

Some of our past training courses included how to report on elections, how to accurately and ethically report stories involving children, and helping civil society leaders communicate in the media.

Research

We conduct regular research on matters of media freedom, freedom of speech, and on more specific topics such as how the local media is reporting on the national interest stories and the pro-democracy movement.

Advocacy

MISA Zambia strives for a free, independent and diverse media sector. Our advocacy programme works to build coalitions of people and organisations who will support MISA’s vision for a free media and join us in lobbying against laws and regulations that restrict free expression.