MISA Zambia Chairperson, third from left Fr Barnabas Simatede during the launch of the report. Others in the picture include Ministry of Information officials from Zambia, MISA Regional Office staff and UNESCO Regional Office Head
Regional governments commit to more openness as MISA launches press freedom report
MISA Regional Director Tabani Moyo gave a synopsis of the report, explaining that while there were improvements on some aspects, the issue of impunity for crimes against journalists remained a worry.
The State of Press Freedom in Southern Africa Report 2022 ( Now Available)
The rise of digital technologies has presented new challenges in terms of the legislative environments in the region.
Statement to the ACHPR on the right to freedom of expression in Southern Africa
As we celebrate the 30th anniversary of World Press Freedom Day, it is sad to note that this comes at a time when the media and the peoples of Southern Africa continue to face various challenges in their respective countries.
World Press Freedom Day Commemorations – 30 years on!
The year 2023 has seen the bulk of the southern African countries making positive steps in the rankings of the Reporters Without Borders Index. Of the 15 countries that were ranked, six slid down the ladder of rankings. One of the six that had a negative movement is Namibia dropping from position 18 to 22 yet maintaining the number one position in Africa.
MISA Zambia launches the FOX Report
The FOX report is an analysis of the State of Freedom of Expression, Media Freedom and Digital Rights in Zambia
Southern Africa improves on media rankings but more needs to be done
Commenting on the latest rankings, MISA Regional Director Tabani Moyo said there was need to sustain the quest for media freedom and build on the improvements over the past year.
MISA Regional World Press Freedom Day Statement
Thus, the theme for this year’s World Press Freedom Day – Shaping a Future of Rights: Freedom of expression as a driver for all other human rights – is quite apt as it serves as a reminder of the centrality of freedom of expression in the enjoyment of all other human rights.
MISA Zambia launches two reports
The convening was facilitated by funding from the Thomson Reuters Foundation
Government committed to enacting IBA/ZNBC Acts
ZNBC is not directly accountable to the IBA, making it difficult for the public to raise complaints against it