Free expression and the law


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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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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