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

Cyber Violence against Female Journalists in Southern Africa

Cyber Violence against Female Journalists in Southern Africa

This  research aims at  gathering evidence on the  extent of online based gender violence targeted at female journalists in Southern Africa. For this, we kindly ask you to fill in this survey. It will take approximately seven (7) minutes. The survey forms part of...

Cyber laws must allow media to facilitate good governance

Cyber laws must allow media to facilitate good governance

MISA Zambia has called on the revision of the Cyber Security and Cyber Crimes Act to enable the media play its watchdog role and facilitate good governance. Speaking during a World Press Freedom Day (WPFD) information session supported by UNESCO, MISA Zambia National...

The 2021 MISA Regional Annual Report is now Available!

The 2021 MISA Regional Annual Report is now Available!

This is an snippet from the Chairperson’s Report The year 2021 was one of consolidation and the repositioning of our organisation in the aftermath of the several headwinds that we faced. When we started this journey – midway through 2021 – we dared to dream and our...