MISA membership

MISA membership

People wearing MISA Malawi shirts hold signs

As a MISA Malawi member, you help to build the strength and legitimacy we need to continue fighting for media freedom and freedom of expression in our country.

Who can become a member?

MISA Malawi members are divided into three categories.

  • Individual members
    All journalists and media practitioners as well as those with an interest in media issues can be members. Journalism and media studies students are able to become student members by getting their membership application endorsed by their institution. Politicians and members of the police, military and secret services are prohibited from becoming members.
    Fee: MK 15,000
    Early fee (January and February): MK 10,000
  • Institutional members
    Media houses such as radio stations, newspapers and online publishers can become institutional members, however state-owned media houses are not eligible. Employees of state-owned media can join as individual members.
    Fee: MK 225,000
    Early fee (January and February): MK 150,000
  • Associate members
    Media training institutions, journalists’ associations and organisations sharing MISA Malawi’s values can become associate members.
    Fee: MK 108,000
    Early fee (January and February): MK 72,000

How can I become a member or renew my membership?

All prospective and existing MISA Malawi members must fill in an application form. You can download the form as a PDF here or collect one from the MISA Malawi Secretariat at: Onions Complex, Area 4, off Chilambula Highway, Lilongwe.

You can drop the completed form to us at the Secretariat or email us a scanned copy at info@misamalawi.org.

How can I pay my membership fee?

We cannot accept cash payments even if you come to our office. Before returning your form to us, please pay the relevant fee to Misa Malawi:
Account Name: WPFD
Account Number: 1610678
National Bank of Malawi, Lilongwe Branch.

Will I get my money back if my application is rejected?

Yes. The application fee is refunded in full if we don’t accept your application.

Please contact us on +265 1 758 091 or at info@misamalawi.org if you have any membership questions.

Last updated April 2017.