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MISA and MSCZ host crucial CSO engagement meeting

6 Jun, 2024
This was aimed at fostering dialogue and collaboration on better implementation of the media self-regulation mechanism

The Media Self-Regulation Council of Zambia (MSCZ) through MISA Zambia held a consultative engagement meeting with various Civil Society Organizations (CSOs), Stakeholders and media practitioners at Mika Lodge, Jesmondine. The gathering aimed at fostering dialogue and collaboration on better implementation of the media self-regulation mechanism, a framework that promotes transparency and accountability in the media industry.

In her opening remarks, MISA Zambia Board Chairperson, Mrs. Lorraine Mwanza Chisanga highlighted the importance of implementing the Media Self-Regulation Mechanism and how it will be of great benefit to the media fraternity.

The Chairperson added that the mechanism will empower media professionals to regulate themselves with a clear understanding of the ethical guidelines and principles that should govern their work.

During the engagement, MSCZ Chairperson, Pastor Kennedy Mambwe delivered an in-depth presentation detailing the objectives, benefits and current status of the media self-regulation mechanism. He further emphasized the need to remain objective and ethical in the practice of the profession.

Pst. Mambwe appealed to members of the public to promote the mechanism as it is of vital importance to media operations.

This engagement meeting marks a significant step in MISA Zambia’s ongoing efforts to promote freedom of expression and media accountability, reflecting their commitment to a transparent and democratic society.

In closing, MISA National Director Mr. Austin Kayanda urged the team of participants to continue supporting one another and remain steadfast in their commitment to building a media environment that is self-regulated, one that will serve the public good.

About MISA

The Media Institute of Southern Africa (MISA) was founded in 1992. Its work focuses on promoting, and advocating for, the unhindered enjoyment of freedom of expression, access to information and a free, independent, diverse and pluralistic media.

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