Malawi: Govt revives media gagging law! Bill to regulate Facebook, Twitter and online media

As if to prove to the country that the DPP has learnt nothing from their tragic legacy on poor governance, this week, the Peter Mutharika administration has announced that it will be introducing a new media gagging law...

By Nyasa Times 12 Jun 2015

SADC Media Awards entries now open

Entries to the 2015 South African Chapter of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) Media Awards competition are officially open...

28 Jan 2015

Imposing one story on Africa is doing it a disservice

The African Media Leaders Forum in Addis Ababa last week ended on a weak note: Politicians want the media to generate a new, positive African narrative.

By Anton Harber 15 Nov 2013

Search for bravest women journalists

WASHINGTON, US: The International Women's Media Foundation (IWMF) is seeking nominations for its 2013 Courage in Journalism Awards and Lifetime Achievement Award.

22 Feb 2013

Malawi commits to advancing media freedom

The government of Malawi has pledged to further support media freedoms after meeting with an international delegation of press freedom organisations, which is campaigning for the repeal of criminal defamation and insult laws across the African continent.

11 Feb 2013

Government differs with MISA on arrested journo

The government of Malawi have reacted to the arrest of Justice Mponda, an online journalist, saying it is becoming increasingly concerned with the false publication by Malawi Voice where the journalist worked for. Mponda has since been released on bail by the Lilongwe Senior Magistrates Court.

By Gregory Gondwe: @Kalipochi 17 Oct 2012

MISA protests against draft E-Bill

The Media Institute of Southern Africa (MISA) has protested against the draft E-Bill which the government of Malawi released to the public to get more input as an enemy of media freedom and freedom of expression.

By Gregory Gondwe: @Kalipochi 8 Oct 2012

Kasunda elected as MISA regional chair

Anthony Kasunda, the chairperson of the Malawi chapter of the Media Institute of Southern Africa (MISA-Malawi) has been elected chairperson of the MISA Regional Governing Council (RGC) at the 2012 Annual General Meeting (AGM) held on 29 July 2012, at the Indaba Hotel and Conference Centre in Fourways, Johannesburg, South Africa.

By Gregory Gondwe: @Kalipochi 31 Jul 2012

MISA hails Banda's media stance

The Media Institute of Southern Africa (MISA) has hailed Malawian president Joyce Banda for meeting media managers, owners and media organisations at her Sanjika Palace in Blantyre on 25 June 2012, where she pledged to look into some of the challenges the media face in the country.

By Gregory Gondwe: @Kalipochi 28 Jun 2012

CPJ welcomes Malawi's repeal of news censorship law

The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) welcomes last weeks vote in the Malawi parliament that repealed an amendment to the country's Penal Code which allowed the government to ban any news "not in the public interest."

4 Jun 2012

Govt to repeal oppressive media law

President Joyce Banda announced on Friday, May 18 2012, that her government will repeal a piece of legislation that was meant to oppress the media which was being championed by the late president Bingu wa Mutharika.

By Gregory Gondwe: @Kalipochi 21 May 2012

MISA-Malawi wants repeal of media laws

The Malawi chapter of the Media Institute of Southern Africa (MISA-Malawi) has asked government to consider repealing all laws that are inconsistent with the constitution and those considered as an insult to the media fraternity in Malawi.

By Gregory Gondwe: @Kalipochi 4 May 2012

Late Mutharika still fights media

Although the late president of Malawi, Bingu wa Mutharika has passed, his past relationship with the media still continues to show face.

By Gregory Gondwe: @Kalipochi 25 Apr 2012

Malawi ready for World Press Freedom Day

The Malawi chapter of the Media Institute of Southern Africa (MISA-Malawi) has announced how charged media practitioners are for this year's celebrations of the World Press Freedom Day (WPFD) on 3 May 2012.

By Gregory Gondwe: @Kalipochi 23 Apr 2012

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