Resource for Journalists in Southern Africa

The Media Law Handbooks for Southern Africa, published by the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) Regional Media Programme, are intended to be a practical guide for journalists practicing in Southern Africa. The handbooks not only contain a comprehensive overview of applicable media laws (governing both the print and broadcast media) for each country reviewed, they also contain suggestions on possible law reforms to improve the protection of media in the countries under review. Volume 1 (published in July 2011) covered Botswana, Malawi, South Africa, Swaziland, and Zambia, while Volume 2 (published in August 2013) covered the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Lesotho, Namibia, Zimbabwe, and Tanzania. To find out more and to download these books, go to