Free expression and the law


MISA Malawi believes that some provisions in the Bill are open to abuse and likely to promote extreme self-censorship

Malawi parliament rejects bill to gag online media

29 Nov 2015

Members of Parliament have rejected a proposed law that seeks to regulate online media. The Daily Times of Friday, November 27, 2015 reports that Minister of Information Tourism and Civic Education, Honorable Jappie Mhango had asked the House to pass the law to, among other things, help Malawi tackle cyber-crime and “impunity” by some online publications. He argued that when the bill becomes law, publications...

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Malawi Internet Governance Forum resuscitated

Malawi Internet Governance Forum resuscitated

29 Nov 2015

Malawi is in the process of resuscitating a multi-stakeholder Internet Governance Forum to shape and inform national policy on development of the Internet and ICTs in the country. The forum was launched in July 2014 but has been inactive since its establishment. A multi-stakeholder group comprising academia, government, media, civil society and IT technocrats met at the Department of E-Government in Lilongwe on Wednesday, November...

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