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Malawi MPs decriminalise ‘insulting’ the ‘President’

Malawi MPs decriminalise ‘insulting’ the ‘President’

Members of Parliament (MPs) on Tuesday, November 29, 2022 amended Section 4 of the Protected Flag, Emblems and Names Act of 1967 by removing the word 'President' from the Act. This means 'insulting' the 'President' is no longer a criminal offence under the Act. Flag,...

Members of Parliament in Malawi remove sedition as criminal offence

Members of Parliament in Malawi remove sedition as criminal offence

The repeal of sedition laws in Malawi will facilitate the enjoyment of freedom of expression. Members of Parliament on Monday, November 21, 2022, amended Malawi's Penal Code which, among others, decriminalizes sedition and other related offences. Sedition is defined...

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In 1991, African journalists issued a historic call for press freedom.

30 years later, media professionals and others weigh in on the state of Africa’s press. Read their thoughts and join the conversation at #WHK30