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MISA launches inaugural rural information kiosk

MISA launches inaugural rural information kiosk

05 Aug 2015

Villagers in Habane under Zimbabwe’s Umzingwane constituency in Matabelelend South Province will now have the opportunity to receive and share information after MISA Zimbabwe launched an information kiosk in the area on July 28, 2015. More than 100 people among them government officials witnessed the official opening. Speaking during the official opening of the Umzingwane Information Kiosk at  Habane rural business centre, the MP for Umzingwane Honourable...

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UPDATE: MISA criminal defamation case postponed

UPDATE: MISA criminal defamation case postponed

24 Jul 2015

Hearing in the constitutional application by MISA-Zimbabwe and four others seeking for an order declaring criminal defamation unconstitutional in terms of the new constitution, was on 22 July 2015 postponed to an unspecified date. This followed preliminary points that were raised by the Constitutional Court which both the applicants and respondents’ lawyers should address in their supplementary heads of arguments before the court delves into the...

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Open Letter to the African Union on Xenophobic Attacks

Open Letter to the African Union on Xenophobic Attacks

10 Jul 2015

MISA, along with more than 100 African human rights organisations today presented an open letter to the African Union (AU), to express their concern about the xenophobic attacks in the Republic of South Africa which have recently taken place against migrants and refugees predominantly from other African countries. 10 June 2015  To HE Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma Chairperson of the African Union   Dear Madam,...

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So this is democracy?  State of media freedom in 2013

So this is democracy? State of media freedom in 2013

10 Jul 2015

Since its foundation in 1992, the Media Institute of Southern Africa (MISA) has been the primary advocate for media freedom and freedom of expression in southern Africa, issuing alerts on media freedom violations, condemnations of killings, assaults, criminal charges and other forms of unjustified attacks on journalists, including restrictions on access to information. Each year, MISA produces So This Is Democracy?: State of media freedom in...

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MISA petitions for transformation of ZBC into a public service broadcaster

MISA petitions for transformation of ZBC into a public service broadcaster

15 Jun 2015

MISA-Zimbabwe on 24 June, 2015, commissioned its petition for the transformation of the Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation (ZBC) into a truly representative and independent public service broadcaster as part of its broadcasting diversity campaign. The petition will be administered over four months online through a link available on the MISA-Zimbabwe Facebook page and website. Visit MISA-Zimbabwe facebook: Misa Zimbabwe and website: www.misazim.com for details of the petition....

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All eyes on digital migration process

All eyes on digital migration process

12 Jun 2015

MISA Zimbabwe this week launched the first of its monthly digital migration monitoring reports, aptly entitled Digital Migration Footprints. The Digital Migration Footprints series is an analysis of major highlights of a process set to change television broadcasting in the country in the public interest. Digitisation will make broadcasting more equitable, just and people centered while connecting formerly marginalised communities, MISA Zimbabwe has noted. Zimbabwe,...

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All eyes on digital migration process

12 Jun 2015

MISA Zimbabwe this week launched the first of its monthly digital migration monitoring reports, aptly entitled Digital Migration Footprints. The Digital Migration Footprints series is an analysis of major highlights of a process set to change television broadcasting in the country in the public interest. Digitisation will make broadcasting more equitable, just and people centered while connecting formerly marginalised communities, MISA Zimbabwe has noted. Zimbabwe,...

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Gearing up for World Press Freedom Day 2015 – MISA

Gearing up for World Press Freedom Day 2015 – MISA

24 Apr 2015

On 3 May 2015, MISA’s network of national chapters across southern Africa will join people around the world in celebrating World Press Freedom Day (WPFD). See below for details of MISA activities around the region and contact your local MISA Chapter for more information on how to get involved. As always, the highlight of MISA’s WPFD celebrations is the launch of its annual state of...

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MISA women to watch in 2015

MISA women to watch in 2015

08 Mar 2015

On International Women’s Day (8 March), MISA announces their annual list of MISA’s Women to Watch.   Each year, we highlight the work and careers of dynamic­­ and inspirational southern African women who we believe embody the official United Nations theme for International Women’s Day 2014 and the theme designated by non-governmental organisations around the world. We chose women who we see as rising stars in...

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Southern Africa’s most open and most secretive government and public institutions in 2014

Southern Africa’s most open and most secretive government and public institutions in 2014

03 Oct 2014

From Sunday 28 September, Media Institute of Southern Africa (MISA) Chapter offices have been marking International Right to Information Day across the region by announcing the recipients of this year’s Golden Key and Golden Padlock Awards. This is the sixth year MISA has coordinated researchers from all over southern Africa to evaluate the openness and transparency of government and public institutions throughout the region. The...

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