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Quthing community’s lively celebration of Press Freedom Day

Quthing community
10 May, 2016
MISA Lesotho, together with Quthing community, celebrated World Press Freedom Day to mobilise the community to qualify for a community radio license.

On the 7th of May through rains and cold weather MISA Lesotho together with Quthing community commemorated  World Press Freedom Day to mobilise the community to qualify for application for a community radio as per Communication Act 2012 (as amended).

Quthing community gathered in its multicultural and linguistic nature of Xhosa, Phuti, Ndebele and Basotho.

The occasion was entertained by one of most promising local artist born from the district, Stlofa and it was graced by the District Administrator Seiso Moshoeshoe, Member of the parliament for Moyeni constituency, Honourable Mahooana Khati, Chairperson of the District Council  Machabe Machabe and chief Motsarapane Nkuebe.

Challenged buy Quthing Community Radio Station Steering Committee’s Chairperson Ms Anna Shale, the parliamentarian  Hounarable Khati pledged M5000.00 in contribution to construction of the studios’ and in the same occasion he paid M500.00 upfront  and by the end of the occasion a total of M980.00 was collected. The community needs M32000.00 for the whole project.

Details regarding contribution towards the establishment of the radio station can be accessed on  https://www.facebook.com/Mose-ho-seaka-community-radio-station-933690900071761/?fref=ts

Quthing Commmunity Radio Station is established under Access To Information Through Community Radio Station Project by MISA Lesotho supported by Open Society  Initiative for Southern Africa (OSISA).

About MISA

The Media Institute of Southern Africa (MISA) was founded in 1996. Its work focuses on promoting, and advocating for, the unhindered enjoyment of freedom of expression, access to information and a free, independent, diverse and pluralistic media.

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