Who we are

Who We Are

Since its founding MISA, based in Windhoek, Namibia, has monitored, investigated and reported on media freedom violations in the 11 countries of the SADC, earning itself a reputation for being a credible source of such information. In so doing, MISA has since positioned itself as the primary advocate for media freedom and freedom of expression in southern Africa, having successfully – and irreversibly – put media freedom and freedom of expression on the development agenda in southern Africa.

Over the past 20 years, MISA has positioned itself as the primary advocate for media freedom and freedom of expression in southern Africa. MISA programmes have grown and now have a global outreach especially through the media violations monitoring programme. As a result, MISA’s work and agenda have also been taken up by many civic organisations in the region, thereby creating consciousness of the linkages between media freedom, freedom of expression and broader human rights and democratic campaigns.

MISA Malawi, registered as the National Media Institute of Southern Africa (NAMISA), aims to play a leading role in creating an environment of media freedom and freedom of expression that promotes independence, pluralism, diversity of views and opinions, media sustainability, competency and professionalism through research, advocacy, collaboration and capacity building.

MISA Malawi is a regional media Non Governmental Organization established to promote and defend media freedom and freedom of expression across southern Africa in line with the Windhoek Declaration of 1991 on promoting a free and pluralistic African press.

MISA Malawi is a membership-based advocacy organization. The organisation has a National Governing Council (NGC) which provides policy direction to the Secretariat. The NGC reports to the membership during an Annual General Meeting, (AGM).