The functions and powers of the General Congress are stipulated under Article 20 of the Constitution of MISA Tan. According to the said constitution, the GC is a supreme decision making body in all matters pertaining to the coalition. It has powers to amend and adopt the constitution of the organization; approve policies and programs of the coalition (including this Strategic Plan 2013-2015); determine fees for membership; receive and review reports from the NGC every year through Annual General Meetings (AGM); elect NGCs; and other powers/functions.
National Governing Council
The NGC comprises of five (5) members, based on representation of the stakeholders. They include the Chairperson, the Vice Chairperson who is a Lawyer, the Treasurer who is a Certified Public Accountant, and two members who are journalists (experienced) by profession. The powers and functions of the NGC are stipulated in Article 24 of the Constitution.
Secretariat or Management
The Secretariat/Management is headed by the National Director who is supported by head of the finance and administration; program staff and other support staff engaged on full time or part time basis (volunteers or interns). Currently, there are 4 permanent staffs. The structure of the secretariat is stipulated under Article 32 of the Constitution. Some of the key functions of the management are to undertake monitoring and evaluation (M&E) of the planned activities, carry out freedom of expression and the right to information work; and receive membership fees and communications.