Issues we address
- Freedom of expression
- Media Freedom Monitoring
- Media Regulation
- Broadcasting & ICT Convergence
- Media Support
- Media & Elections
Freedom of expression and access to information
The programme entails analysis of new and existing legislation and policies and how they impact on the exercise of freedom of expression and access to information rights and the monitoring of the enjoyment of the same rights.
Media freedom monitoring
Media freedom monitoring is one of the core activities of MISA Zimbabwe since its establishment in 1995.
This assists the organisation to compile accurate and detailed information and records on abuses or progress being made towards a free, independent, diverse and pluralistic media as envisaged by the Windhoek Declaration.
The programme involves lobbying and advocacy of relevant stake holders for recognition of the recognition of a free media environment that upholds the constitutionally guaranteed human rights to access to information, freedom of expression and freedom of the media
Broadcasting & ICT convergence
In this programme area, MISA Zimbabwe seeks to promote a diverse and plural converged broadcasting and telecommunications sector. The push for this convergence is driven by the technological advancement in both sectors, which has intersected work of both licensed and prospective broadcasters in the country.
This pillar of MISA Zimbabwe’s programing aims to promote and enhance media accountability, professionalism as well as ensure the safety and security of journalists. The two pronged programme provides legal support for media personnel and also provides training to keep up the ethics and professionalism in the sector.
Media & elections
Credible and fair elections are an essential element of democratic societies. During electoral periods the media play a particularly vital role. They act as a watchdog, ensuring greater transparency and accountability during the election process, providing citizens with information on their candidates, party policies and the elections process, and enabling them to make informed decisions when they cast their votes or engage in public debate.