[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] 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.
[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.
[Gregory Gondwe] 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.
[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.
[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.
[Gregory Gondwe] State owned broadcaster, the Malawi Broadcasting Corporation (MBC) has taken a step towards rebranding, by calling on companies and individuals to develop a new logo, a new motto and a theme song as part of its corporate identity.
[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.
[Gregory Gondwe] The National Bank of Malawi (NBM) has challenged Malawi's business journalists to be relevant as Malawi is undergoing economic hardships.
[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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