[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] 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] 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.
[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.
[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.
[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.
[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.
[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.
[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.