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 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
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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 31 Jul 2012 11:38
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 25 Jul 2012 10:00
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 10 Jul 2012 13:08
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 28 Jun 2012 12:02
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 21 Jun 2012 10:06
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 18 Jun 2012 11:20
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 11 Jun 2012 11:08
Media practitioners in Malawi underwent a science and health reporting workshop in Blantyre over the weekend, as part of an initiative by Malawi Liverpool Wellcome Trust (MLW), to equip journalists to establish health as a regular journalism beat.
By Gregory Gondwe 23 May 2012 09:55
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 21 May 2012 12:06
Blantyre Newspapers Limited (BNL) and Zodiak Broadcasting Station (ZBS) triumphed over all other media institutions in Malawi to emerge as the Best Print and Electronic Media House of the Year respectively at the 2012 MISA-Malawi Annual Media Awards. The winners were announced at a ceremony marking this year's World Press Freedom Day (WPFD) commemoration in Lilongwe on Saturday, 5 May 2012.
By Gregory Gondwe 8 May 2012 13:24
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 4 May 2012 13:20
The Association of Environmental Journalists in Malawi (AEJ-Malawi) has hailed the country's new president Joyce Banda for creating a ministry responsible for environment and climate change management and subsequently appointing Catherine Gotani Hara as minister responsible.
By Gregory Gondwe 3 May 2012 10:49
Justin Dzodzi, a private lawyer, has faulted President Joyce Banda's decision to fire Malawi Broadcasting Corporation (MBC) CEO Bright Malopa and replace him with veteran broadcaster Dr. Benson Tembo.
By Gregory Gondwe 23 Apr 2012 12:30
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 23 Apr 2012 11:42
Malawi's daily newspaper, The Daily Times has told newly instated president Joyce Banda to change the status of Malawi Broadcasting Corporation (MBC) from being a state broadcaster to a public broadcaster.
By Gregory Gondwe 16 Apr 2012 12:50
Information and Civic Education Minister, Patricia Kaliati and state owned Malawi Broadcasting Corporation (MBC) CEO, Bright Malopa have been fired.
By Gregory Gondwe 11 Apr 2012 10:15
The regional secretariat of the Media Institute of Southern Africa (MISA) has observed that the Malawi government is using archaic pieces of legislation to persecute the media and it has since asked government to stop the tendency and provide a more enabling environment for media freedom, freedom of expression and ultimately citizen empowerment.
By Gregory Gondwe 12 Mar 2012 12:13
Malawian president, Bingu wa Mutharika has through his state house press officer Albert Mungomo, issued a warning to the media and non-governmental organisations that they risk being arrested for continuously insulting and vilifying his governance style.
By Gregory Gondwe 12 Mar 2012 11:10
Cartoonists and online publishers have cried foul after the Malawi chapter of the Media Institute of Southern Africa (MISA-Malawi) announced the inclusion of five more categories for the 2012 NAMISA Annual Media Awards. The media groups said MISA-Malawi should not have left them out because they are also at the heart of media products worldwide.
By Gregory Gondwe 7 Mar 2012 11:41
Department of Journalism and Media Studies of the Polytechnic Constituent College of the University of Malawi has released a 228-page book titled Journalism Practice in Malawi: History, Progress and Prospects.
By Gregory Gondwe 2 Mar 2012 12:06
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