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Malawi internet freedom report

[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.

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Independent national TV to switch on in 2014

[Gregory Gondwe] 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.

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Govt. tells journos to try self-employment

[Gregory Gondwe] 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.

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Media get training on social media reporting

[Gregory Gondwe] 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.

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Police arrest online journo

[Gregory Gondwe] 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.

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Malawi government drafts 'E-bill'

[Gregory Gondwe] 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.

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Business journos challenged to be relevant

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

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

[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.

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NPL launches mobile news service

[Gregory Gondwe] 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.

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Microsoft exhibits Windows 8 Tablet in Malawi

[Gregory Gondwe] 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.

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Airtel splashes K1.1m in SMS promotion

[Gregory Gondwe] 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.

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Malawi's companies to maximize phone usage

[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.

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MANA launches online service

[Gregory Gondwe] Government journalists in Malawi were ecstatic on Monday, 13 August 2012, when Malawi government launched, forty-six years after government established Malawi News Agency (MANA), to disseminate government information.

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Sports and entertainment dominate Malawi airwaves

[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.

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Malawi's newspaper companies trying to out-do each 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.

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Malawi creates a digital migration communication strategy

[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.

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Mutharika's office stops MBC/TVM merger

[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.

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Parliament removes hurdle for TVM, MBC merger

[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.

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PRB engage journos in IDEA Project

[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.

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University graduates create social network

[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'.

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