and many public bodies also make use of social media
accounts such as Facebook and Twitter; some institutions even
post videos on YouTube.
In July 2018, the government in Eswatini launched a revamped
website, which hosts all ministries. The prime minister
underscored that the website would be a vehicle to make
the most informative and effective services easily available
to citizens.
As a result of persistent advocacy, 6 countries in southern
Africa have access to information legislation; the most recent
ones being the Tanzanian and Malawian access to information
laws, which were both adopted in 2016. While MISA Zimbabwe
is advocating for the repeal of the Access to Information and
Protection of Privacy Act 2002, MISA Chapters in Malawi,
Tanzania, and Mozambique - where the access to information
law was adopted in 2014 - are working towards the effective
implementation of their respective national legislation to foster
the enjoyment of the right to information by their citizens.
MISA Chapters in Eswatini, Namibia and Zambia are all
faced with long, laborious processes to enact draft access to
information legislation, but remain steadfast in their advocacy
for increased government openness and transparency.

Category 1:
Evaluation of government and public institution
websites to determine the accessibility and
presence of credible and updated public
information, which includes but is not limited
to: powers and functions of the institution in
question, budgetary allocations, procurement procedures and
contact details.
Category 2:
In this category, information requests are
submitted to government and public institutions
in order to determine the ease with which public
information can be obtained from them.


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