The Media Institute of Southern Africa Tanzania Chapter is one of 11 chapters in the SADC countries that form MISA. Since its inception MISA has its focus on the need to promote free, independent and pluralistic media. Documents are downloadable. [according to site editor's information]
fesmedia Africa is the media project of the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES) in Africa. It is working towards a political, legal and regulatory framework for the media which follows international human rights law, the relevant protocols of the African Union (AU) and declarations of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) or other regional standards in Africa. fesmedia promotes media freedom, access to information and the diversity of an independent media in Africa, supports the creation of media councils and self-regulatory bodies as a precondition for a responsible and independent media sector, lobbies for the transformation of national broadcasters into truly public broadcasters as platforms for democratic dialogue, cultural exchange and nation building and strengthens the awareness of parliaments for the necessity of adequate media legislation for a democratic control of governments and state institutions. ... [according to site editor's information]
The Freedom of Expression Institute (FXI) is a NGO formed from a merger of The Campaign for Open Media, the Anti-Censorship Action Group and the Media Defence Trust. Its mission is to protect and foster the rights to freedom of expression and access to information, and to oppose censorship. It undertakes a wide range of activities in support of these objectives, including lobbying, education, monitoring, research, publicity and litigation and the funding of legal cases that advance these rights. In the process, it networks with, and collaborates with, a wide range of organisations locally and internationally. ... [according to site editor's information; editors ilissAfrica]
MISA is a NGO with members in 11 SADC countries. It seeks ways in which to promote the free flow of information and co-operation between media workers, as a principal means of nurturing democracy and human rights in Africa. The role of MISA is primarily one of a coordinator, facilitator and communicator, and for this reason MISA aims to work together with all like-minded organisations and individuals to achieve a genuinely free and pluralistic media in southern Africa.
MISA has chapters in Angola, Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe. ... [according to site editor's information]
The SANGONeT NGO Portal provides a gateway to the South African NGO sector. Its four main objectives are to develop the institutional capacity of the NGO sector through the provision of information that is intended to support stronger management practises; map NGOs and their activities through PRODDER, the most comprehensive database of its kind in Africa; create a community space for civil society exchange; and promote the benefits of ICTs in support of the work of civil society. The portal provides NGOs with a mechanism to air their views, while also creating the opportunity for other stakeholders to critique and evaluate the sector. ... [according to site editor's information]
Freedom House, a non-profit, nonpartisan organization, is a clear voice for democracy and freedom around the world. Through a vast array of international programs and publications, Freedom House is working to advance the remarkable worldwide expansion of political and economic freedom. [...] Freedom House is led by a Board of Trustees composed of leading Democrats, Republicans, and independents; business and labor leaders; former senior government officials; scholars; writers; and journalists. All are united in the view that American leadership in international affairs is essential to the cause of human rights and freedom. ... [According to the site editor's information]
ARTICLE 19 is a human rights organisation with a specific mandate and focus on the defence and promotion of freedom of expression and freedom of information worldwide.
Access to documents ranging from succinct press releases to more in depth reports on specific countries or issues and from analyses of laws to international legal standards. ... [according to site editor's information]
The South African Human Rights Commission is the national institution established to entrench constitutional democracy. It is committed to promoting respect for, obervance of and protection of human rights for everyone without fear or favour. [according to site editor's information]
The LRC is an independent, client-based, non-profit public interest law clinic which uses law as an instrument of justice. It works for the development of a fully democratic society based on the principle of substantive equality, by providing free legal services for the vulnerable and marginalised, including the poor, homeless, and landless people and communities of South Africa. ... [according to site editor's information]