Gregory Gondwe
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Malawi: Lawyers join media, condemn govt. directive

Gregory Gondwe[Gregory Gondwe] The Malawi Law Society (MLS) has joined Malawi media practitioners in condemning government for preventing private radio and television stations from covering important events live, describing it as illegal.

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Malawi tax body engages media

Gregory Gondwe[Gregory Gondwe] The Malawi Revenue Authority (MRA) has started engaging media practitioners to help it maximise its revenue base by generating news articles that are educative and informative.

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2010 MISA-Malawi Media Awards winners

Gregory Gondwe[Gregory Gondwe] The 2010 MISA-Malawi Media Awards were held earlier this week as part of the World Press Freedom Day celebrations at the Mount Soche Hotel in Blantyre. Journalist Maxwell Ng'ambi won the overall media award as well as the 2010 Best Investigative Journalist Award for the fourth consecutive year. Ng'ambi, however, has left the industry to join the corporate world as an employee of Standard Bank Malawi.

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Malawi begins Press Freedom Day celebration

Malawi begins Press Freedom Day celebration[Gregory Gondwe] Malawian journalists have started celebrating World Press Freedom Day, which falls on 3 May every year. Organisers of the event, the Media Institute of Southern Africa (MISA-Malawi), said a tight budget has forced them to organise the celebration in three parts. The first event took place on 24 April 2010 in Mzuzu and will be followed by a Lilongwe-based event on 1 May 2010.

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US MCC engages Malawian journalists

Gregory Gondwe[Gregory Gondwe] The Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC), a foreign assistance tool of the US, has engaged the Malawi media to help it publicise a number of development projects lined up in the country under its Millennium Challenge Account (MCA).

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Sino-Malawi high-tech media centre on the cards

Gregory Gondwe[Gregory Gondwe] Chinese and Malawian authorities have confirmed that the much talked-of media centre set to leap-frog media development in Malawi will open its doors in Lilongwe next month.

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FAJ cautions Zambian government on media attacks

Gregory Gondwe[Gregory Gondwe] The directive from Zambia's Home Affairs Minister Lameck Mangani to the registrar of societies to investigate the legality of the Press Association of Zambia (PAZA) executive committee has earned him the wrath of the Federation of African Journalists (FAJ).

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Media survey faults Malawi's health ministry

Gregory Gondwe[Gregory Gondwe] The Malawi chapter of the Media Institute of Southern Africa (MISA-Malawi) has faulted Malawi's Ministry of Health for failing to allow the media access to information in the public health sector.

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Malawi: Minister wants TV and Internet sources censored

Gregory Gondwe[Gregory Gondwe] Malawi's minister of tourism, wildlife and culture, Anna Kachikho says there is need to censor electronic sources of information such as Digital Satellite Television (DSTV) and the Internet since it is negatively influencing children.

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Malawi revises Communication Act to regulate ICT

Gregory Gondwe[Gregory Gondwe] Transformation in information, communication and technology (ICT) has forced the Malawi government to start reviewing its 1998 Communications Act. Participants from the country's telecommunications sector and broadcasting companies met in the lakeshore town of Mangochi where they made their contributions on the review.

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Malawi's state broadcasters receive funding

Gregory Gondwe[Gregory Gondwe] State broadcasters, Malawi Television (TVM) and Malawi Broadcasting Corporation (MBC) received allocations after operating for two years without government subventions.

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Malawi police arrest ZBS editor

Gregory Gondwe[Gregory Gondwe] The Malawi police on Tuesday, 7 July 2009 arrested Zodiak Broadcasting Station (ZBS) editor, Gabriel Kamlomo for authoring and broadcasting a story on Friday, 3 July 2009 where two women complained about having to bathe a dead body with no genitalia in Lilongwe.

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Malawi parliament sets tough media conditions

Gregory Gondwe[Gregory Gondwe] With a new parliament poised to meet for the first time today, 22 June 2009, new tough media conditions have been set up and the Media Council of Malawi has since given the new set of rules its seal of approval.

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Zain Malawi enters into partnership with NAMISA

Zain Malawi enters into partnership with NAMISA[Gregory Gondwe] Zain Malawi has entered into a three-year long partnership agreement with Malawi's National Media Institute of Southern Africa (NAMISA). Under the partnership agreement the company will annually sponsor the management of some activities to mark World Press Freedom Day (WPFD).

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Malawi's media institutions accused of bribery

Gregory Gondwe[Gregory Gondwe] The Media Council of Malawi (MCM) and the National Media Institute of Southern Africa (NAMISA) have been accused of wrongfully using government resources to denounce a story that was published on a UK-based online publication, Nyasa Times.

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Madonna causes stir with Malawi press

Gregory Gondwe[Gregory Gondwe] A number of local and foreign journalists sustained injuries on Tuesday, 31 March, 2009 when Malawi police officers descended on them in an attempt to protect US popstar Madonna who is currently in Malawi. She is in the country to adopt a second Malawian orphan.

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Kunda urges journalists focus on corporate governance

Kunda urges journalists focus on corporate governance[Gregory Gondwe] Zambia's Vice-President George Kunda on Tuesday, 25 March challenged African journalists to hold fast to issues of good corporate governance principles as one way of ensuring sound economic management when covering business stories.

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UNICEF honours 12 Malawian journalists

UNICEF honours 12 Malawian journalists[Gregory Gondwe] The United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF) has honoured 12 Malawian journalists by awarding them with special recognition for writing good stories on HIV/AIDS prevention from mother to child transmission as well as emergency and disaster preparedness.

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Malawi launches economics journalism handbook

Gregory Gondwe[Gregory Gondwe] Malawi has launched the, Economics Journalism Handbook for the Malawi Media, which has touted as an important tool towards simplification of business and economics news to readers who have been finding it incomprehensible.

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Malawi: Electoral body cautions state media houses

Gregory Gondwe[Gregory Gondwe] The Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) has cautioned state media houses; Television Malawi (TVM) and Malawi Broadcasting Station (MBC) to start balancing up their stories in their election coverage. The two institutions are said to be biased towards the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP).

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