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

MISA holds National Digital Rights Advocacy Workshop

MISA holds National Digital Rights Advocacy Workshop

In a world where our lives are lived as much online as they are offline, the fight for internet rights is more crucial than ever! Imagine a society where the digital realm reflects the values of democracy and freedom! On February 8th, MISA Zambia conducted a National...

Information disorders during elections in Southern Africa

Information disorders during elections in Southern Africa

Fake news and information disorders have become pervasive challenges during elections in Southern Africa. During a recent X space discussion titled: Let's talk: information disorders in Southern Africa, hosted by MISA Zimbabwe, Prisiel Samu, Programmes Coordinator at...

Advocacy capacity building for stakeholders in Petauke

Advocacy capacity building for stakeholders in Petauke

MISA Zambia has concluded a three-day advocacy capacity-building workshop for female human rights defenders, civil society organizations and media associations in Petauke. The workshop was aimed at equipping participants with knowledge to propel impactful advocacy in...