The relationship between the Malawi Police Service and the media is almost always sour. The Service usually treats journalists as criminals and not partners in development.
Freedom of Expression Tracker: Detained
Detained – Incidents where a media worker is imprisoned or detained. It can be legal or illegal and includes being sentenced to a goal term or being detained without charge or incommunicado, held for preventative reasons, or arrested. The number we report is for the number of media workers involved in the incident.