Friday, April 29, 2011

A Tour into the Media Freedom Environment in Southern Africa: Brief Country Profile

MISA’s Media Monitoring exercise in 2010 showed a skewed shift to legislative nature, where repressive laws seemed to take over the emblem of media freedom in the region. However, much worse to spark concern was the killing of two journalist in Angola, a violation, which one would view as strange to the region, especially 20 years after the enactment of the Windhoek Declaration.

MISA celebrations in the rest of Southern Africa

Annually, on World Press Freedom Day, May 3, MISA launches its state of media freedom report, So This Is Democracy? throughout southern Africa.

Celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Windhoek Declaration

The Media Institute of Southern Africa (MISA), the Government of the Republic of Namibia, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (Unesco), and the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN/IFRA) are celebrating the 20th anniversary of the adoption of the Windhoek Declaration, which culminated in 03 May 1991, being declared World Press Freedom Day by the United Nations General Assembly.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

World Press Freedom Day: May 3, 2011

Media in Africa 20 Years On: Our Past,
Present and Future.

Celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Windhoek Declaration on
Promoting an Independent and Pluralistic African Press