Freedom of expression

Freedom of expression refers to your right to seek, receive and impart information and ideas without fear or restriction from surveillance, censorship or laws silencing dissent. As people turn to various media as a way of expressing their views they may not feel safe as more governments are using legislation to stifle free speech.

In that regard, MISA Zambia promotes freedom of expression as a driving principle of democracy and good governance. The organisation advocates for the repeal of various oppressive laws, particularly the Zambian Penal Code, that undermine the freedom of expression.

The organisation uses various strategies such as legal tests and research on laws seen to limit freedom of expression, as well as producing public education materials, training and lobbying around the topic.

MISA Zambia advocates for freedom of expression as an umbrella of press freedom which is only recognised implicitly in Article 20 on freedom of expression in Zambia’s Constitution.

Freedom of expression news

Attacks on radio stations should not be new normal

Attacks on radio stations should not be new normal

MISA Zambia has called on the police to identify and punish the instigators of the attack on Liberty Community Radio Station in Mporokoso. Reacting to the attack on Liberty Community Radio station, MISA Zambia Chairperson Hellen Mwale says broadcasting stations have a...

Uphold freedom of expression online, Zambian govt told

Uphold freedom of expression online, Zambian govt told

Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) 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. Speaking in a joint statement, the working group...

Zambia: Protecting freedom of expression and information in 2020

Zambia: Protecting freedom of expression and information in 2020

[dropcap1]M[/dropcap1]ISA Zambia shares its Way Forward recommendations for defending media freedom, freedom of expression and access to information to mark World Press Freedom Day 2020. [highlight1]ACCESS TO INFORMATION[/highlight1] Increase advocacy for the...

Zambia media self – regulation; what the media must know!

Zambia media self – regulation; what the media must know!

Media Self Regulation in Zambia Brief background; In February 2019, Government through the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting Services (MIBS) issued a 3 months ultimatum for the media fraternity to come up with a media regulatory framework for Zambia, failure to...