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Episode 86: The power of brands in the mass communication landscape

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'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

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

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

Malawi media faulted for mass killings

A Commission of Enquiry instituted by the Malawi presidency to establish what prompted the police to kill 20 people during a mass demonstration in July 2011 has faulted the media for fanning the violence that led to the death of the people.The findings have however been dismissed by media bodies in the country.

By Gregory Gondwe: @Kalipochi 10 Jul 2012 13:08

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 12:02

Malawi creates a digital migration communication strategy

With 31 December 2013, the day Malawi is expected to switch to digital broadcasting, fast approaching, Malawi has put in place a Digital Migration Communication Strategy expected to provide a framework for communication of the Digital Broadcasting Migration Project.

By Gregory Gondwe: @Kalipochi 21 Jun 2012 10:06

Malawi asked for WSA Mobile entries

The UN based World Summit Award Mobile (WSA-Mobile), is calling for 2012 entries from Malawian firms that are in the mobile telecommunication industry.

By Gregory Gondwe: @Kalipochi 19 Jun 2012 11:28

Former MBC CEO bemoans court ruling

Bright Malopa, former CEO at state owned broadcaster, Malawi Broadcasting Corporation (MBC), bemoaned a court ruling last week, where about 300 members of staff of the broadcaster have lost a case over merger of television and radio sections that led to loss of jobs.

By Gregory Gondwe: @Kalipochi 18 Jun 2012 11:20

Continental Outdoor Media release consumer behaviour findings

As global businesses begin to turns towards African developing markets, outdoor advertising companies need to understand the different segments in the economies and how best to reach disparate groups of consumers.

14 Jun 2012 13:03

Govt scrapes off VAT on newspapers

The Malawian government has scrapped off 16.5% Value Added Tax (VAT) on newspapers a year after it was introduced by the regime of late president Bingu wa Mutharika, where he was implementing a zero deficit budget that necessitated taxing everything.

By Gregory Gondwe: @Kalipochi 11 Jun 2012 11:39

Parliament removes hurdle for TVM, MBC merger

The merger of Malawi's two state owned broadcasters, the Malawi Television (TVM) and the Malawi Broadcasting Corporation (MBC), which failed to take-off due to various technicalities, has been given a much-needed boost after Malawi parliament passed a bill that effectively dissolved TVM.

By Gregory Gondwe: @Kalipochi 11 Jun 2012 11:08

PRB engage journos in IDEA Project

US based Population Reference Bureau (PRB) continues to engage the Malawi media in a project called Informing Decision makers to Act (IDEA), in an attempt to help journalists take part through media activities to help change Malawi's population projections which is set to hit 60 million people by 2050, if the current trend continues unabated.

By Gregory Gondwe: @Kalipochi 8 Jun 2012 10:10

President Banda talks on arrested journo

President Joyce Banda has perhaps become the first Malawi head of state to directly comment on the arrest of a media practitioner and express regret over it.

By Gregory Gondwe: @Kalipochi 4 Jun 2012 12:08

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 10:27

Journalist arrested for article on same-sex marriage

A journalist with one of Malawi's major publishing houses, Blantyre Newspapers Limited (BNL), is languishing in police custody for writing a story on an alleged engagement ceremony involving two women.

29 May 2012 11:32

Banda appoints Steve Nhlane as press secretary

Malawian president Joyce Banda has engaged Steve Nhlane, editor of the Malawi News as her press secretary. The country's media fraternity has hailed his appointment, saying he will bring sanity into the president's office because of his level headedness.

By Gregory Gondwe: @Kalipochi 24 May 2012 09:21

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