MISA’s vision is of a southern Africa where everyone enjoys freedom of expression and pluralism of views and opinions.
We campaign to help more people understand why this is important and to change the laws and practices stopping our vision from becoming a reality. Join us today to help more southern African’s exercise their fundamental human right to express themselves and to access information.
You can join one of our current campaigns or contact us for help organising your own activities.
MISA is the secretariat of this network of civil society organisations promoting access to information in Africa through this platform for joint activities.
MISA Namibia leads a coalition of like-minded organisations dedicated to promoting the principles of the APAI Declaration in Namibia. ACTION is lobbying the Namibian Government to put access to information back on the policy agenda as part of the government’s commitment to eradicate corruption.
Decriminalisation of expression
MISA serves as a regional focal point for this southern African campaign to repeal laws criminalising free speech, such as defamation and libel laws.
The SADC we want
MISA joins a regional group of organisations in this campaign to improve the SADC structure, governance and leadership and to improve engagement and information sharing between SADC and civil society.