New DIS, MISA Relations Welcome

We read with interest in the Daily News that the chairperson of MISA, Modise Maphanyane, who also happens to be the regional chairperson of MISA has urged media houses to tread with caution while reporting about the sensitive activities of the Security Intelligence organisation to minimise exposure of certain sensitive information.

According to the Daily news report Mr Maphanyane was also accompanied by Aubrey Lute of the Press Council of Botswana, as well as representatives from the various media houses, including the Gazette, The Weekend Post, among others.

According to the Daily News and The Weekend Post reports the media was taken on a guided tour of three DIS locations in Gaborone and Kopong, in fact the Daily news photo shows a  group of media workers  with the DIS director General at a site in Kopong previously reported as a torture camp.

Editor's Comment
GBV: The big elephant in the room

Sadly, the country seems not to have proper tools and the extent to which women and the girl-child are being abused is not adequately measured.Almost every week there are reports of women being attacked by their significant others and while men are attacked as well, women seem to be more on the receiving end.On May 24, 2023 news broke that a woman who was receiving support from the Botswana Gender-Based Violence Prevention Centre in Gaborone, was...

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