[Gregory Gondwe] Internet and mobile phone services were first introduced in Malawi in the late 1990's, though after decades of flagging economic development, the impact of information and communication technologies (ICTs) has been limited for most Malawians compared to other countries in sub-Saharan Africa.
[Gregory Gondwe] 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.
[Gregory Gondwe] 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.
[Gregory Gondwe] 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.
[Gregory Gondwe] Malawi's two major newspaper companies are set to revolutionise the newspaper industry as both have announced acquisition of new printing machines.
[Gregory Gondwe] 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.
[Gregory Gondwe] The merger of the state broadcasters, Malawi Broadcasting Corporation (MBC) and Television Malawi, continues to caricature itself with comedy of errors, as in recent twist, Malawian President Bingu wa Mutharika has stopped the process of merging the two institutions.
[Gregory Gondwe] 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.
[Gregory Gondwe] 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.
[Gregory Gondwe] Barely four months after bringing into the ICT market a search engine they call 'C-Finder', Mzuzu University Bachelor of Science graduates, Kondwani Chimatiro and Daniel Chiwinga, have brought another ICT innovation with a social network platform, almost designed to work as international social network set-up called 'Sahebo'.