This is a statement by Commissioner Ourveena Geereesha Topsy-Sonoo on the 2022 World Press Freedom Day
Freedom of expression
This is an article by the MISA Regional Secretariat Director on MISA’s footprints during the World Press Freedom Day commemorations
Statement on Southern African countries ranking in the 2022 World Press Freedom Index
This document is based on country reports for Angola, Botswana, eSwatini, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
MISA Zambia has high expectations from the New Dawn Government regards the media freedom and freedom of expression agenda
Interventions include but are not limited to; advocating for the enactment of the Access to Information Bill, media self-regulation and the right to free expression.
MISA Zambia in collaboration with different stakeholders shall continue to champion the campaign for the ATI bill and advocate for freedom of the media and freedom of expression which are essential for democracy.
The reports have highlighted valuable findings on how the various media outlets covered the just ended general elections.
MISA Zambia says that attacks on one community radio station sends a chilling message to other stations more especially as the nation is approaching the 2021 general elections.
The Civil Society Organizations working group on Cyber Laws in Zambia is concerned with government officials’ threats to curtail citizens using social media platforms to exercise their freedom of expression.