Who we are

Who We Are


The Media Institute of Southern Africa is a non-governmental organization with national chapters in 11 of the Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) countries. Officially launched in 1992, MISA focuses primarily on the need to promote free, independent and diverse pluralistic media, as envisaged in the 1991 Windhoek Declaration on Promoting Free and Independent Press.

MISA seeks ways in which to promote the free flow of information and co-operation among media workers, as a principle means of nurturing democracy and human rights in southern Africa. The assumption is that the free flow of information will lead to an informed society that has the capacity to influence how it is governed.

The Media Institute of Southern Africa (MISA) Lesotho chapter is a non-governmental, non-profit making, member-driven organization which is associated with institutions and individuals with specific interest in media issues, with the exception of members of the disciplined forces and political parties.