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Govt. tells journos to try self-employment

Gregory Gondwe[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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Malawi government drafts 'E-bill'

Gregory Gondwe[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

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[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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Microsoft exhibits Windows 8 Tablet in Malawi

Gregory Gondwe[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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Malawi's companies to maximize phone usage

Gregory Gondwe[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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Sports and entertainment dominate Malawi airwaves

Gregory Gondwe[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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Mutharika's office stops MBC/TVM merger

Gregory Gondwe[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[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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Banda appoints Steve Nhlane as press secretary

Banda appoints Steve Nhlane as press secretary[Gregory Gondwe] Malawian president Joyce Banda has engaged Steve Nhlane, editor of the Malawi News as her press secretary. The country's media fraternity has hailed his appointment, saying he will bring sanity into the president's office because of his level headedness.

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Journos train in science and health reporting

Gregory Gondwe[Gregory Gondwe] 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.

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Govt to repeal oppressive media law

Gregory Gondwe[Gregory Gondwe] 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.

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BNL and ZBS win big at 2012 MISA Awards

BNL and ZBS win big at 2012 MISA Awards[Gregory Gondwe] 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.

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Malawi: Environmental journos hail new government

Malawi: Environmental journos hail new government[Gregory Gondwe] 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.

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Banda asked to investigate MACRA over MML licence

Banda asked to investigate MACRA over MML licence[Gregory Gondwe] Steven Nhlane, editor of the Malawi News has asked president Joyce Banda to investigate the Malawi Communication Regulatory Authority (MACRA) after the high court in Blantyre ordered the regulator to pay Malawi Mobile Limited (MML) a sum of US$66 million for breach of contract last week.

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Late Mutharika still fights media

Gregory Gondwe[Gregory Gondwe] Although the late president of Malawi, Bingu wa Mutharika has passed, his past relationship with the media still continues to show face.

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Malawi: Lawyer faults Banda on MBC appointment

Malawi: Lawyer faults Banda on MBC appointment[Gregory Gondwe] 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.

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Turn MBC into public broadcaster - Banda told

Gregory Gondwe[Gregory Gondwe] 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.

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Media Council appoints new executive director

Gregory Gondwe[Gregory Gondwe] Malawian journalist Vales Machila has been put at the helm of the Media Council of Malawi (MCM)'s top secretariat post as the acting executive director, following the death of George Dambula who lead the institution on an acting capacity. His appointment was announced earlier this week.

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Cartoonists protest as MISA announces new awards

Cartoonists protest as MISA announces new awards[Gregory Gondwe] 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.

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