The event, which coincided with the 10th anniversary of the United Nations Plan of Action on the Safety of Journalists and the Issue of Impunity, was jointly organised by MISA, UNESCO, the Government of Zimbabwe (Ministry of Information, Publicity and Broadcasting Services), Media Monitors and the International Media Support (IMS).
Access to information
Since its inception, the AMB has served as a trusted source of information on the state of media environments and key developments in freedom of the press, freedom of expression, and access to information in many countries in Sub-Saharan Africa.
Welcome remarks to 10th Anniversary of the United Nations Plan of Action on the Safety of Journalists Africa Commemorations
Without wanting to preempt today’s discussions, may I invite you to remember the four Ps on the safety of journalists – Prevention, Protection, Prosecution and Partnerships. This illustrates that we all have a role in promoting the safety of journalists from the media, civil society, the police and judiciary, and our governments.
This year’s commemorations should serve as a reminder of the commitments made under the UNPA to promote a free and safe environment for journalists and media workers.
As MISA, we believe we have the minds and willpower capable of ensuring that the processes and engagements of the Space of Solidarity will provide the leadership required to mobilise and galvanise the people of Southern Africa in response to the threats on free expression in line with the strategic objectives of ensuring and protecting their fundamental right to free expression!
As Africa catches up with the rest of the world, there is a need for a human-rights-based approach to developing AI policies that promote access to information and improved e-Governance.
This is a statement from MISA on the cost of accessing the internet in Southern Africa.
This is an excerpt from the analysis.
Walking in the footprints of a giant – tribute to former RGC member Fernando Gonçalves on leadership transition
Statement by Regional Governing Council Chairperson, Golden Maunganidze
ATI law is not only for journalists but the entire citizenry…