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 from our chapters

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...

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...

State of the media report Q4 2020 now available

State of the media report Q4 2020 now available

MISA Zambia has launched the State of the Media report for the fourth quarter of 2020. Speaking during the launch of the report, MISA Zambia Chairperson Hellen Mwale in a speech read on her behalf by MISA Zambia Board Treasurer Jetty Lungu says there is need for the...

Planned minimum wage for journalists welcome-MISA Zambia

Planned minimum wage for journalists welcome-MISA Zambia

MISA Zambia has welcomed the move by the Ministry of Labour and Social Security to introduce a minimum wage for journalists. Speaking in a statement, MISA Zambia Chairperson Hellen Mwale says the poor conditions of service for most journalists in the country have been...

Persistent acts of censorship worry MISA

Persistent acts of censorship worry MISA

MISA Zambia is concerned with the persistent acts of censorship on the media and general citizenry in the country. Speaking in a statement, MISA Zambia Chairperson Hellen Mwale says while  media freedom and freedom of expression violations reduced in 2020 compared to...