Since its founding in 1991, the Media Institute of Southern Africa (MISA) has monitored, investigated and reported on media freedom violations in the 11 countries of the Southern African Development Community, earning itself a reputation for being a credible source of such information. In so doing, MISA has since positioned itself as the primary advocate for media freedom and freedom of expression in the region, having successfully – and irreversibly – put media freedom and freedom of expression on the development agenda in southern Africa.
MISA Lesotho is a MISA chapter and a non-governmental, non-profit making, member-driven organisation. MISA Lesotho aims to play a leading role in creating an environment of media freedom and freedom of expression that promotes independence, pluralism, diversity of views and opinions, media sustainability, competency and professionalism through research, advocacy, collaboration and capacity building.
MISA Lesotho is associated with institutions and individuals with specific interest in media issues, with the exception of members of the police, armed forces and political parties.