MISA-Botswana advocates for reform of media landscape


As we gather here today to introspect on the impact of the 30 successive years of commemorating the World Press Freedom Day (WPFD), I feel proud to note the instrumental role Africa has played in contributing to the evolution of the rights agenda.

As we look back to 1993, we surely cannot ignore the fact that the Windhoek Declaration is the foundation upon which a free press as well as freedom of expression for humanity evolved.

Based on such a firm foundation, one can say not at any point has the media in Botswana, both private and state, faltered when called upon to play its role as the watchdog of society besides ensuring that our people are free to express themselves.

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Something ought to be done about deadly A3 Road

The accident which happened near Marapong village comes after yet another horrific accident which claimed 16 lives in July last year near Hubona. These stats don’t include other accidents where fatalities were not as many as the two.While several factors may have contributed to the two accidents and many others, many believe the biggest with that road is the bad state that the road is in. Unconfirmed reports in the most recent accident state...

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