Media Institute of Southern Africa (MISA)
Articles by Media Institute of Southern Africa (MISA)
A SADC election observer looks on as Zimbabwe security forces queue to vote, in Harare, 14 July 2013, JEKESAI NJIKIZANA/AFP/Getty Images

MISA-Zimbabwe is asking governments preparing to hold elections in the SADC region to ensure access to information and guarantee safety of journalists.

Policemen stand guard outside a courthouse, in Harare, Zimbabwe, 22 August 2018, JEKESAI NJIKIZANA/AFP/Getty Images

Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) officers intentionally shot three teargas canisters into the offices of a local media organisation in Harare and then barricaded the doors preventing staff from exiting.

Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa speaks to the press after a political parties dialogue meeting in Harare, 6 February 2019, JEKESAI NJIKIZANA/AFP/Getty Images

MISA Zimbabwe’s recently published 2018 State of the Media report is now available online.

A man reads the local English-written daily newspaper 'The Citizen', in Arusha, northern Tanzania, 23 March 2017, STRINGER/AFP/Getty Images

MISA Zimbabwe issues regional solidarity statement expressing concern and reaffirming solidarity with the media fraternity following the temporary suspension of Prime TV in Zambia, the temporary ban on The Citizen in Tanzania, and the ongoing pre-trial detention of Amade Abubacar in Mozambique.

Ugandan LGBT refugees pose in a protected section of Kakuma refugee camp in northwest Kenya, 14 October 2018, Sally Hayden/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images

Africa in January: Angola throws out clauses criminalising same sex relations, women journalists and media leaders connect at bootcamp, Ghanaian journalist murdered, a wave of internet shutdowns and more.

Residents walk through the streets of Macomia, in Cabo Delgado province, northern Mozambique, 11 June 2018, EMIDIO JOSINE/AFP/Getty Images

Military personnel picked up journalist Amade Abubacar in Macomia, a town in Mozambique’s Cabo Delgado province. He is accused of colluding with militants that have sown terror in the northern Mozambican region.

South African members of the LGBTQI community protest Tanzania's treatment of the community, outside the Tanzania High Commission in Pretoria, 26 November 2018, PHILL MAGAKOE/AFP/Getty Images

Africa in November: Continued attacks on LGBTQI+ community and detention of CPJ staffers in Tanzania, an outspoken academic arrested – again, a petition challenging freedom of assembly filed, Unwanted Witness takes government to court over internet shutdown in Uganda, and more.

An armoured personnel carrier is stationed at an intersection as Zimbabwean soldiers regulate traffic in Harare, 15 November 2017,  -/AFP/Getty Images

MISA Zimbabwe has written to the Speaker of Parliament expressing its concern over the use of facial recognition equipment being used on roads in the absence of adequate and clear data privacy legislation.