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The Media Institute of Southern Africa (MISA) Malawi

Since its establishment in 1996, the Media Institute of Southern Africa (MISA) Malawi has implemented a number of projects, with funding from local and international partners, focusing on various fields, including elections, law review, economics, health and environment.

Code for South Africa

Code for South Africa is a non-profit civic technology organisation registered in South Africa (133-850 NPO). The organisation is situated in Cape Town with affiliates in Durban and Pretoria. The organisation was founded in late 2013 with the mission “to promote informed decision-making through the use of data and technology in order to drive social change”. The organisation’s underlying philosophy is that despite calls for increased transparency by governments and corporations, the lack of strong demand for data is the greatest weakness amongst society’s watchdogs.

Centro Cultural Mosaiko

The Centro Cultural Mosaiko is an organization that is part of Roman Catholic Church, which was created and run by the Dominican Missionaries. The Mission of Mosaiko is to contribute to the establishment of culture and education of human rights in Angola, through research and promotion of initiatives towards an integrated development of the whole Angolan society. Mosaiko is the first Angolan Church related organization to explicitly assume the promotion of human rights as its work, acting in different parts of the country and with 13 years of experience.

Congolese Media Observatory (OMEC)

The Congolese Media Observatory (OMEC) is an organisation exclusively reserved for journalists. It is a totally independent structure that monitors journalists’ ethics, and promotes their rights and professionalism. It is a non-profit association that was created in Kinshasa on 20 November 1998. OMEC organises workshops, conferences and seminars on subjects related to the integrity of the press, the professional treatment of information, and the safety of journalists.

Journaliste en Danger/Journalists in Danger (JED)

In compliance with the Congolese legislation regarding non-profit associations, JED is registered by the direction of religions and associations of the Ministry of Justice under the number F.92/5337 (In reference to the letter Nr S.G. 20/052/99 of 2 February 1999). JED is an impartial organsation, founded in Kinshasa by a group of Congolese journalists that is dedicated to the defence, and promotion, of press freedom.

Africa Check

Africa Check was devised by the non-profit Agence France-Presse (AFP) Foundation, in partnership with the Journalism Department of the University of the Witwatersrand. It was launched in October 2012 with support from Google via the International Press Institute (IPI). It was set up as a UK-registered non-profit organisation in June 2012.

Rhodes University Sol Plaatje Institute

Rhodes University’s Sol Plaatje Institute (SPI) for Media Leadership is an associate institute of the University’s School of Journalism and Media Studies. Established in 2002, the SPI’s core mandate is to educate and train both practising and emerging media managers and leaders from and for Africa. Since its launch, more than 2,500 practising media leaders from across Africa have been trained by the SPI through its professional business and editorial short courses, and nearly 200 postgraduate students have graduated with an honours degree-level formal qualification in media management.

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