Media freedom and development

MISA Zambia addresses various challenges affecting media freedom as an important principle of democracy. As such, we conduct research and advocacy on the level of media freedom and related policy or legal developments.

To achieve this, we employ different strategies such as public education, legal defense, compilation of alerts, training and other advocacy interventions. Further, MISA Zambia engages key stakeholders and decision makers, who may have influence on the process of enacting media reforms for the betterment of the media landscape.

As part of media development and support, we help to strengthen the role of the media in the governance process to facilitate citizen participation for increased accountability and participatory decision making.  We undertake technical capacity building activities, provision of grants to help with progamme production and development on specific topics in relation to governance and general welfare of rural communities. We also contribute to tertiary training  by linking various training institutions to update and standardise journalism curricula.

Media freedom news

MISA Zambia pays courtesy calls on IBA and ZNBC

MISA Zambia pays courtesy calls on IBA and ZNBC

MISA Zambia, led by the Board Chairperson Lorraine Mwanza Chisanga, yesterday paid a courtesy visit to the newly appointed Director General of the Independent Broadcasting Authority (IBA), Mr. Guntila Muleya. During this meeting, Mrs. Chisanga briefed Mr. Muleya on...

MISA Zambia trains female journalists on Corruption Reporting

MISA Zambia trains female journalists on Corruption Reporting

MISA Zambia has conducted a two-day training session aimed at sensitizing female editors, journalists, and media trainers on gender issues. The workshop focused on increasing female participation in reporting on critical issues, particularly corruption, which remains...

Press freedom declines significantly in Southern Africa

Press freedom declines significantly in Southern Africa

Press freedom in Southern Africa has significantly declined in the past year, with several countries declining in the annual Reporters Without Borders’ World Press Freedom Index.  However, improvements were recorded in Tanzania, Malawi, Eswatini, Zimbabwe, and Angola....

MISA Zambia conducts orientation for Lawyers Network

MISA Zambia conducts orientation for Lawyers Network

Today, an orientation session was conducted in Lusaka for the Lawyers Network focusing on the Legal Note, which was released on March 6th, 2024. Comprised of legal professionals passionate about Media Laws, Freedom of Expression, and advancing Human Rights throughout...