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

Government commends media’s response on self-regulation

Government commends media’s response on self-regulation

Minister of Information and Media, Honorable Chushi Kasanda has commended the media fraternity in Zambia for being proactive and mobilising themselves to translate the presidential pronouncement on self-regulation into action a few days after the announcement....

MISA Zambia launches State of the Media report

MISA Zambia launches State of the Media report

MISA Zambia has launched its third quarter State of the Media Report for 2021. Speaking during the launch, MISA Zambia interim Chairperson Fr. Barnabas Simatende says that MISA Zambia is hopeful that the goodwill shown by the new regime will go a long way in ensuring...

Develop policy that guarantees media safety

Develop policy that guarantees media safety

In a speech read on his behalf by MISA Zambia national governing council committee member Basil Hamusonde at the civil society organization and policy makers safety of Journalists workshop in Lusaka on Friday, MISA Zambia national director Austin Kayanda said the need...

30th Anniversary of World Press Freedom Day

30th Anniversary of World Press Freedom Day

By Mthoniswa Banda- The Independent Observer As the world media celebrates 30 years’ anniversary of the Windhoek Declaration, which in 1991 adopted the landmark policy of development of a ‘free, independent and pluralistic media’ in all nations, Zambia, which boasts...