We call on sports authorities and supporters to always respect and uphold media freedom.
Journalists and newsroom innovators from Zimbabwe, Zambia, Malawi, Botswana and Lesotho can apply with their ideas to improve their newsroom in the area of AI and data to better serve their audiences.
This survey is part of MISA’s regional programme to identify the most pressing issues for free media, free speech, and a free expression in the digital sphere.
MACRA and MISA Malawi have agreed to engage further and work together to develop the broadcasting sector.
We call upon government to take serious steps in prosecuting those who commit crimes against journalists.
MISA Regional Director Tabani Moyo gave a synopsis of the report, explaining that while there were improvements on some aspects, the issue of impunity for crimes against journalists remained a worry.
The rise of digital technologies has presented new challenges in terms of the legislative environments in the region.
As we celebrate the 30th anniversary of World Press Freedom Day, it is sad to note that this comes at a time when the media and the peoples of Southern Africa continue to face various challenges in their respective countries.
The year 2023 has seen the bulk of the southern African countries making positive steps in the rankings of the Reporters Without Borders Index. Of the 15 countries that were ranked, six slid down the ladder of rankings. One of the six that had a negative movement is Namibia dropping from position 18 to 22 yet maintaining the number one position in Africa.
Commenting on the latest rankings, MISA Regional Director Tabani Moyo said there was need to sustain the quest for media freedom and build on the improvements over the past year.