The SADC Protocol on Culture, Information and Sport is undoubtedly a very bold
step by governments in the region to harmonise their laws and policies in ways that
would promote media freedom and create enabling conditions for the free flow of

This booklet is an advocacy tool serving to highlight the plight of journalists and the
many challenges and impediments they are facing in the SADC region. The threat to
media freedom is rampant and all-pervasive within countries, intergovernmental
structures as well as regional bodies.

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