News and statements
We are very excited! MISA Lesotho has launched an entirely new website to better serve the freedom of expression community in southern Africa.
By refusing to issue community radio licenses it granted two years ago, Lesotho’s government is denying communities vital access to local information.
Although media freedom is protected by some laws in Lesotho, this rights can be removed in the interest of defence, public safety, order, morality and health. This needs to change.
MISA Lesotho trained 42 journalists to cover local government elections, which were held in Lesotho in September 2017
MISA Lesotho met with the newly appointed Communications Minister, Joang Molapo, presenting him with several recommendations for improving the media environment in Lesotho.
During the June 2017 elections, 40 journalists from 12 radio stations came together to report live. The coverage was simultaneously broadcast by the participating stations.
Police brought in the station’s political programs presenter for questioning about his morning program, Fika Le Mohala.
Police moved the media out of press gallery as parliamentarians started to deliberation a motion of no confidence in the Government of Lesotho.
MISA Lesotho will not take part in World Radio Day commemorations after the government delayed reconnecting the radio stations Ts’enolo FM and People’s Choice FM as ordered by Lesotho’s court.