News and statements
MISA Lesotho will present a study on the state of community radio in Lesotho on Monday 13th February 2017 at Lesotho National Commission for UNESCO premises from 09:00-14:00.
Lesotho’s government took two locally owned radio stations, Ts’enolo FM and People’s Choice FM, off air on 9th February, 2017 for allegedly broadcasting material that defamed the prime minister and deputy prime minister.
After police asked Billy Ntaote from the Lesotho Times about an interview he had conducted with an opposition member, MISA Lesotho talked to Billy about what he thinks of media freedom in Lesotho.
MISA Lesotho is greatly concerned that the Lesotho government has asked two network operators to provide information on temporarily closing down Facebook and Twitter.
Lesotho Times Editor Lloyd Mutangamiri is in hospital after he was shot last night. This comes a week after reporters at the paper were charged with defamation and criminal injury.
MISA Lesotho, together with Quthing community, celebrated World Press Freedom Day to mobilise the community to qualify for a community radio license.
MISA Lesotho will celebrate World Press Freedom Day in 2016 at Quthing district on 7th May with a dance ceremony and the presentation of radio equipment to the community.
MISA Lesotho will celebrate World Press Freedom Day 2016 with a number of activities from a live streaming conference to presenting community radio equipment to Quthing community.
The review revealed that media coverage during the 2015 elections was of a high ethical standard, but political reporting has since degenerated.