Who we are

Who we are

MISA Zimbabwe is one of 11 chapters of the Media Institute of Southern Africa, which promotes and defends media freedom and freedom of expression across the Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) region.

We are an independent membership-based organisation comprising our Board of Trustees, National Governing Council (NGC), Advocacy Committees and Secretariat.

The five-member National Governing Council (NGC), which is elected by our members every three years, gives policy direction to the Secretariat.

We have approximately 200 members, made up of journalists and other media professionals including media houses, online content creators, freedom of expression activists, bloggers and media students.

MISA Zimbabwe was registered as a Trust on 27 August 1995 and established a fully-fledged Secretariat in August 1997.

Since then, MISA Zimbabwe has evolved as the brand leader and reputable source of information and strong voice in speaking against media and freedom of expression violations, promoting access to information, free expression online and offline as well as raising awareness on internet governance and digital rights issues.

Our vision

A Zimbabwe in which every person enjoys their rights to freedom of expression, access to information and privacy of communication as well as access to all forms of media that is independent from undue political, economic and commercial interests.

Our mission

Lobby and advocate for an environment that fosters the enjoyment of freedom of expression, access to information and privacy of communication by every person and an independent, ethical and sustainable diverse media.

Our values

The mission and vision of MISA Zimbabwe are based on the following values:

  • Free speech
  • Equality
  • Diversity
  • Participation
  • Accountability
  • Responsibility
  • Balance and fairness