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Malawi’s parliamentary committee pledges support for ATI bill

Malawi’s parliamentary committee pledges support for ATI bill

17 Feb 2017

The Media and Communications Committee of Parliament has promised to support the draft Access to Information (ATI) Bill once tabled in the House. The Deputy Chairperson of the Committee Honorable Godfrey Munkhondya made the commitment during a press conference organized by MISA Malawi and its partners in Lilongwe today. “As a Committee we are happy that the Bill has been adopted by Cabinet. Our fight...

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MISA Malawi world radio day statement

MISA Malawi world radio day statement

13 Feb 2017

Radio as a true medium for citizen empowerment As we will be commemorating World Radio Day on Friday, February 13, the Media Institute of Southern Africa (MISA) Malawi Chapter joins Malawians in celebrating the importance of radio broadcasting and the role it plays in the socio-economic development of the country. The United Nations set aside February 13 as World Radio Day to raise awareness about...

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MISA Malawi calls for reopening of Times Group; amicable resolution to tax matter

MISA Malawi calls for reopening of Times Group; amicable resolution to tax matter

13 Jan 2017

MISA Malawi is disturbed by news of the closure this morning of Blantyre Printing and Publishing Company (Times Group) offices by the Malawi Revenue Authority (MRA) over unpaid taxes. While MISA Malawi does not condone default on taxes, we strongly believe that the closure of Times Group is ill-timed and can easily be construed as an attempt by government to stop the media house from...

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MISA Malawi applauds parliament for passing Access to Information Bill

MISA Malawi applauds parliament for passing Access to Information Bill

16 Dec 2016

MISA Malawi applauds the National Assembly for passing the much-awaited Access to Information (ATI) Bill on Wednesday, December 14, 2016. We have confidence that President Professor Arthur Peter Mutharika will assent to the bill and live up to his election campaign promise that the ATI Bill would be enacted once he is elected into office. The passing of the Bill is a huge step in...

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Open letter to the African Union on xenophobic attacks

Open letter to the African Union on xenophobic attacks

10 Jul 2015

MISA, along with more than 100 African human rights organisations today presented an open letter to the African Union, to express their concern about the xenophobic attacks in the Republic of South Africa which have recently taken place against migrants and refugees predominantly from other African countries. 10 June 2015  To HE Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma Chairperson of the African Union   Dear Madam, Open...

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Research Findings on Election Media Coverage

Research findings on election media coverage

01 Jun 2014

During the run-up to the Malawi’s first ever Tripartite Elections, the Institute for War and Peace Reporting (IWPR) conducted a monitoring project whose findings  exposed media bias in the way the media conducted itself. IWPR, in partnership with the National Democratic Institute (NDI), produced three monitoring reports on media coverage in Malawi ahead of presidential, parliamentary and local elections held on May 20, 2014. The...

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The First Ever Presidential Debates in Malawi

The First Ever Presidential Debates in Malawi

01 May 2014

For the first time in the history of democracy in Malawi, the country will held presidential candidate debates during the run up to the 2014 Tripartite Elections, which were organised by the Malawi Chapter of the Media Institute of Southern Africa, and duly approved by Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC). The list of organizations that were in the task force organising the debates included the Malawi...

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MISA Malawi Media Awards

MISA Malawi Media Awards

14 Mar 2014

MISA Malawi invited interested paid up members to submit their published stories for the 2014 NAMISA Annual Media Awards. The awards are given out on May 3 every year as part of World Press Freedom Day (WPFD) celebrations. Since 2003 MISA Malawi has been giving out annual media awards to recognize reportorial excellence and dedication to journalistic standards for both individual journalists and media houses....

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