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 organisation 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 organisation. 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.