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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 16:05

Police arrest online journo

The Malawi police have arrested Justice Mponda, an online journalist from the Malawi Voice, in the early hours of Monday, 15 October 2012, and charged him on three accounts of insulting the president, false publications and criminal libel.

By Gregory Gondwe: @Kalipochi 15 Oct 2012 13:57

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 09:48

MACRA shifts roll-out for CELCOM

The Malawi Communication Regulatory Authority (MACRA) has changed the rolling out of services of what is expected to be Malawi's fourth mobile phone service company, CELCOM.

By Gregory Gondwe: @Kalipochi 8 Oct 2012 09:28

CEO of WIOCC gets listed in the 2012 GTB Power 100 listing

The Global Telecoms Business magazine has released the 5th annual GTB Power 100 listing, that names the 100 most powerful people in the global telecommunications industry. Chris Wood, CEO of Nairobi-based WIOCC has been ranked at number 79.

3 Oct 2012 10:36

Malawi government drafts 'E-bill'

The government of Malawi has announced the completion of the drafting of the electronic legislation called 'E-bill', which now awaits input from institutions and individuals before parliament passes it into law.

By Gregory Gondwe: @Kalipochi 1 Oct 2012 10:07

Business journos challenged to be relevant

The National Bank of Malawi (NBM) has challenged Malawi's business journalists to be relevant as Malawi is undergoing economic hardships.

By Gregory Gondwe: @Kalipochi 27 Sep 2012 10:06

'Spy machine' has great potential of abuse, says court

The High Court in Blantyre on Friday, 21 September 2012, ruled that the Consolidated ICT Regulatory Management Systems (CIRMS) dubbed the 'spy machine', has the potential to be abused as it has the capability to eavesdrop into people's conversations, emails and text messages.

By Gregory Gondwe: @Kalipochi 25 Sep 2012 09:59

NPL launches mobile news service

Nation Publications Limited (NPL) in Malawi has launched a mobile news service branded 'Nation Mobile 58080'. The service enables subscribers to receive news sent directly to their mobile phones.

By Gregory Gondwe: @Kalipochi 19 Sep 2012 11:20

MISA-Malawi online forum founder dies

Hastings Maloya, a journalist and founder of the Google forum for the Malawi Chapter of the Media Institute of Southern Africa (MISA-Malawi) which boasts of over 1 500 journalists passed away on Friday, 14 September 2012.

By Gregory Gondwe: @Kalipochi 17 Sep 2012 12:27

Retrenched MBC employees turn to government

Woes for 300 employees retrenched when the Malawi Broadcasting Corporation (MBC) merged with Malawi Television are still far from over.

By Gregory Gondwe: @Kalipochi 14 Sep 2012 12:04

Women lawyers engage media in property rights

Malawi chapter of the Women in Law Southern Africa (WLSA Malawi) last week trained journalists from different media disciplines to effectively document cases where women suffer injustices of unfair distribution of marital property due to the current legal framework.

By Gregory Gondwe: @Kalipochi 10 Sep 2012 10:43

Microsoft exhibits Windows 8 Tablet in Malawi

Microsoft on Wednesday, 5 September 2012, exhibited its yet to be launched Windows 8 Tablet which marks the first time Microsoft has made its own hardware.

By Gregory Gondwe: @Kalipochi 6 Sep 2012 15:04

Microsoft employees train Malawi school teachers

A group of Microsoft employees from Microsoft's Customer Service and Support (CSS) team across Europe, Middle East and Asia and the US, have volunteered their personal time to training teachers to set up their own computer labs and maintain the Malawi Learning Partnership network (MLP).

By Gregory Gondwe: @Kalipochi 4 Sep 2012 11:46

Airtel splashes K1.1m in SMS promotion

Airtel Malawi has reportedly spent K1.1 million in the ongoing 'Yabooka SMS Promotion'. In the third draw, expected to reach a grand finale in October, a lucky subscriber will cart home a grand prize of K5 million.

By Gregory Gondwe: @Kalipochi 21 Aug 2012 12:33

Banda engages media over border dispute with Tanzania

President Joyce Banda last week engaged media managers to try to reason with them to project positive reporting over the border dispute that has ensued between Malawi and Tanzania.

By Gregory Gondwe: @Kalipochi 17 Aug 2012 12:54

Another Malawian journo joins MISA

Barely three weeks after the chairperson of the Malawi chapter of the Media Institute of Southern Africa has (MISA-Malawi) been elected chairperson of the MISA Regional Governing Council, another Malawian, Times Group general manager, Dr. Tikhala Chibwana has been appointed as a trustee for the MISA Trust Fund Board (TFB).

By Gregory Gondwe: @Kalipochi 16 Aug 2012 12:09

MANA launches online service

Government journalists in Malawi were ecstatic on Monday, 13 August 2012, when Malawi government launched www.manaonline.gov.mw, forty-six years after government established Malawi News Agency (MANA), to disseminate government information.

By Gregory Gondwe: @Kalipochi 15 Aug 2012 14:32

Malawi's companies to maximize phone usage

Companies and organisations in Malawi that use CDMA (Code Division Multiple Access) and any other phone telecommunication have a new product on the market after Teleservice Traders Limited (TT), unveiled a product, which uses wired and wireless technology, called Private Automatic Branch Exchange (PABX) - Music/Advert on Hold system.

By Gregory Gondwe: @Kalipochi 14 Aug 2012 15:31

Feud exposes Malawi's telecommunication gaps

A feud that has ensued between the Malawi Communication Regulatory Authority (MACRA) and Professor Mathews Chikaonda, chairperson of both Telekom Networks Malawi Limited (TNM) and Malawi Telecommunications Limited (MTL) has exposed glaring gaps in the telecommunication industry.

By Gregory Gondwe: @Kalipochi 13 Aug 2012 10:34

TNM posts lower profits than last year

Telekom Networks Malawi Limited (TNM), a mobile phone service provider, has signposted what to expect in its financial report this year - which brings poor results the company has registered in the period of six months to June 2012.

By Gregory Gondwe: @Kalipochi 10 Aug 2012 12:07

15th IACC calls for young journos from sub-Saharan Africa

Transparency International and the hosts of the 15th International Anti-Corruption Conference (15th IACC) invite young journalists working in the sub-Saharan Africa region to be part of the anti-corruption conference to be held in Brasilia, Brazil from 7-10 November 2012.

7 Aug 2012 10:52

Data services offer ACL opportunity to grow

Almost all telecommunication service providers in Malawi are selling internet devices called 'dongles' which use a telephone or mobile phone connectivity to provide internet services especially when stuck to a PC or laptop. There is now a debate within the media fraternity on performance of dongles sold by Airtel Malawi Limited, Telecoms Networks Malawi (TNM) Limited, Malawi Telecommunication Limited (MTL) and Access Communications Limited (ACL).

By Gregory Gondwe: @Kalipochi 6 Aug 2012 10:36

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 11:38

Nico General to insure BlackBerry, Samsung handsets

Malawian insurance firm, Nico General Insurance, with immediate effect, will start insuring BlackBerry and Samsung mobile phone handsets under an insurance package called Cellsure.

By Gregory Gondwe: @Kalipochi 27 Jul 2012 13:49

Airtel, the top network in Malawi - MACRA

Acoording to a quarterly network performance assessment report released by Malawi Communication Regulatory Authority (MACRA) recently, the report indicates that Airtel is, by far, the number one quality network in Malawi.

26 Jul 2012 12:34

TNM makes subscribers shoulder their growth

Telecoms Networks Malawi (TNM) Limited has announced that it will be increasing base tariff by an average of 19.5% from 1 August 2012 in order to be able to fulfill its plans to expand its coverage and upgrading the older infrastructure by investing more that US$20 million per annum over the next five years.

By Gregory Gondwe: @Kalipochi 26 Jul 2012 10:21

Sports and entertainment dominate Malawi airwaves

According to Malawi Communication Regulatory Authority (MACRA) broadcasting unit quarterly report, at least ten major broadcasters in Malawi are said to be occupied more in producing sports and entertainment programmes than any other.

By Gregory Gondwe: @Kalipochi 25 Jul 2012 10:00

Airtel beats TNM in service performance

A Key Performance Indicators quarterly report released by Malawi Communication Regulatory Authority (MACRA) last week has shown that Telecoms Network Malawi (TNM) Limited is lagging behind in the way it is offering its mobile phone services in comparison to the services offered by Airtel Malawi.

By Gregory Gondwe: @Kalipochi 23 Jul 2012 12:02

Airtel launches 3.75G network in Malawi

Airtel on Wednesday, 18 July 2012, announced the introduction of the fastest speed and most widely covered mobile internet with the launch of its 3.75G platform in Malawi. This is an upgrade from the current 3G data service to a 3.75G network - a third generation mobile network which offers faster information transfer.

20 Jul 2012 12:22

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