What we do

It is a fundamental human right to ask for and receive, information held by public organisations and bodies. It is critically important to make sure that information held by the public, and in some cases private institutions is available and accessible to citizens in a form and/ or language understandable to them.

MISA Zimbabwe lobbies for the enactment of democratic access to information laws as the right to seek, access and receive information is guaranteed by Article 19 of the Universal Declaration of Human RightsArticle 9 of the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights, and Article 4 of the Declaration of Principles on Freedom of Expression in Africa.  It is also provided for in sections 61 and 62 of the Zimbabwe constitution.

Therefore, this programme seeks to campaign for the public to enjoy their right to be informed through unrestricted access to information.

International Day for Universal Access to information

MISA Zimbabwe commemorates September 28th as International Day for Universal Access to Information. MISA Zimbabwe celebrates Universal Access to Information Day to raise awareness about the importance of the right of access to information in Zimbabwe and throughout the world and cast the spotlight on the challenges that hamper the enjoyment of this fundamental right.

Access to information and knowledge, free expression (online and offline), respect for cultural and linguistic diversity and quality education for all, are key pillars in building knowledge societies.

 

Access to information news from our chapters

Digital Rights School: Digital rights from a feminist perspective

Digital Rights School: Digital rights from a feminist perspective

Call for applications: Digital rights from a feminist perspective  MISA Zimbabwe in partnership with Internews (Greater Internet Freedom Project) is calling for applications from individuals interested in receiving training in digital rights under the theme: Promoting...

Reporting on Illicit Finance in Africa (Bulawayo)

Reporting on Illicit Finance in Africa (Bulawayo)

Reporting on Illicit Finance in Africa Dates: 02 November 04 November | Location: Bulawayo Application deadline: 11 September | Programme: Wealth of Nations - Illicit finance (NORAD) APPLY This is an opportunity provided by the Wealth of Nations - Illicit finance...

Reporting on Illicit Finance in Africa (Harare)

Reporting on Illicit Finance in Africa (Harare)

Reporting on Illicit Finance in Africa Dates: 21 September 23 September | Location: Harare Application deadline: 11 September | Programme: Wealth of Nations - Illicit finance (NORAD) APPLY This is an opportunity provided by the Wealth of Nations - Illicit finance...