Defending freedom of expression

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Issues we address

Access to information

It is your fundamental human right to ask for, and receive, information held by public organisations and bodies.

Freedom of expression and the media

Freedom of expression means you have the right to hold your own opinions and express them freely, without interference. It is not only important in its own right, but is also fundamental to holding governments and institutions accountable.

Media and freedom of expression legislation

Although the right to express yourself is outlined in international law, governments can use laws, such as defamation, cybercrime or antiterrorism legislation, to restrict freedom of expression and the media.

Broadcasting diversity

Since the mid 1990’s, MISA has been campaigning for greater broadcasting diversity in southern Africa to combat the domination of state broadcasters and the exclusion of other voices.

Democracy and good governance

A free and independent media is essential for promoting government institutions that are democratic, transparent and effective.

Capacity building and training

MISA Malawi is involved in strengthening the professional standing of journalists and improving media practices through skills training.

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