Media Practitioners Act: MISA disappointed


MISA-Botswana would like to express utmost disappointment with Parliament’s recent failure to support a motion by Selibe Phikwe West MP Dithapelo Keorapetse, calling for the repeal of the 2008 Media Practitioners Act (MPA).

Reports indicate that the motion was defeated along party lines, with ruling party members predominantly voting against and opposition MPs voting in support of the motion.

MISA is particularly surprised and concerned by this turn of events following indications by President Mokgweetsi Masisi that his administration was willing to look into the bill among many other issues- towards improving government relations with the private media, particularly promoting media freedom.

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