News and press statements
MISA Zambia is proud to announce the launch of its State of the Media report Q4 2020.
MISA Zambia says that attacks on one community radio station sends a chilling message to other stations more especially as the nation is approaching the 2021 general elections.
The Zambia National Cyber Security Policy will ensure that effective mechanisms are put in place for a well-coordinated governance framework on cybersecurity thereby fostering the creation of a secure, reliable, and trustworthy cyber environment that increases confidence.
MISA Zambia has described the move by the Ministry of Labour and Social Security to introduce a minimum wage for journalists as a step in the right direction. The poor conditions of service for most journalists in the country have been a matter that has required urgent attention.
MISA Zambia recognizes the various essential roles that the media play in providing information and platforms for both the government and members of the public to express themselves hence their safety and protection against the pandemic needs to be prioritized
In 2020 MISA Zambia recorded 17 severe cases of media freedom violations including media censorship which was the highest number of incidents and freedom of expression standing at 10 cases.
Zambian citizens need to know that they have the right to hold leaders to account on the manner they are managing the affairs of the country through means or channels of their choice, including online spaces.
The media development policy is anchored on four main pillars namely: media freedom, media pluralism, media independence and safety of journalists, Zambia’s Minster of Information and Broadcasting Services Dora Siliya says.
The ministry has also formulated a communication strategy that clearly spells out how various arms of Government are to communicate among them, are Public Relations operatives and other communicators in various Government institutions Zambia’s chief government spokesperson says.