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Bloomberg's Africa media plan raises questions

It may be imprudent to write this about someone who is spending $10m on African journalism. But then, of all the things I have been accused of in my time, prudence was never among them.

By Anton Harber 7 Feb 2014 05:23

Imposing one story on Africa is doing it a disservice
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 06:33

Y&R: I have an agency...

Y&R is committed to having 20 agencies on the African continent by 2015. Leading the charge to achieve this is Yossi Schwartz, chairman of Y&R South Africa.

By Danette Breitenbach 5 Sep 2013 05:42

More resources demanded for digital migration

The Ministry of Information and Civic Education which is implementing digital migration in Malawi has demanded extra resources from government to ensure that by 31 December 2013 Malawi has shifted from analogue to digital.

By Gregory Gondwe 26 Nov 2012 10:22

Independent national TV to switch on in 2014

Times Group Limited has said it will engage another gear in its media pioneering role in Malawi when in the next 18 months it is going to introduce the first independent national television station.

By Gregory Gondwe 19 Nov 2012 11:57

Govt. tells journos to try self-employment

Malawi government on Friday asked graduating students from the Malawi Institute of Journalism (MIJ) to be innovative and to try self-employment instead of waiting on Malawi's small media industry to take them on board.

By Gregory Gondwe 19 Nov 2012 11:33

MISA trains journos on child reporting

The Media Institute of Southern Africa (MISA) has trained Malawi journalists on child reporting. An initiative MISA programme specialist for Media Freedom Monitoring and Research, Levi Kabwato describes as an on-going effort towards empowering journalists to report informatively and positively on children and child rights.

By Gregory Gondwe 16 Nov 2012 10:59

Malawi to host 7th AIMS Summit
Malawi to host 7th AIMS Summit

Malawi will host the seventh annual African International Media Summit (AIMS) from 17-18 November 2012 at the Bingu International Conference Centre in Lilongwe, Malawi. This year's theme "I am African" is in tune with the African Union's (AU) new campaign launch encouraging participation in the global initiative.

By Gregory Gondwe 16 Nov 2012 10:14

NPL transforms Malawi newspaper industry

Nation Publications Limited (NPL) has made a bold move by purchasing a brand new 'Hong Hwa 'Newsfaster' Web Offset Press', a printing machine that has given room to more newspaper business innovations set to transform the newspaper industry in Malawi to stand shoulder to shoulder with the global standards.

By Gregory Gondwe 12 Nov 2012 11:17

Media get training on social media reporting

An American multimedia expert has been training with media practitioners in Malawi in social media, earning himself praise from the local media fraternity which describes the undertaking as very enlightening.

By Gregory Gondwe 8 Nov 2012 11:09

Gov't asked to depoliticise MBC

The Public Affairs Committee (PAC), a predominantly faith-based organisation which is reportedly very influential in Malawi, has called on authorities in government to depoliticise state owned broadcaster, the Malawi Broadcasting Corporation (MBC).

By Gregory Gondwe 5 Nov 2012 10:10

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 17 Oct 2012 16:05

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 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 8 Oct 2012 09:28

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 1 Oct 2012 10:07

Business journos challenged to be relevant
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 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 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 19 Sep 2012 11:20

MISA-Malawi online forum founder dies
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 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 14 Sep 2012 12:04

Women lawyers engage media in property rights
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 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 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 4 Sep 2012 11:46

Airtel splashes K1.1m in SMS promotion
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 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 17 Aug 2012 12:54

Another Malawian journo joins MISA
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 16 Aug 2012 12:09

MANA launches online service
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 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 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 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 10 Aug 2012 12:07

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