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2017 World Press Freedom Day and MISA Malawi Annual General Meeting

9 Apr, 2017
MISA Malawi hereby informs its members that it will hold the 2017 Annual General Meeting and World Press Freedom Day celebrations on Saturday, May 6, 2017 in Lilongwe.

The Malawi chapter of the Media Institute of Southern Africa (MISA Malawi) hereby informs its paid up and prospective members that it will hold the 2017 Annual General Meeting (AGM) and World Press Freedom Day (WPFD) celebrations on Saturday, May 6, 2017 in Lilongwe.

Activities during the day will, among other things, include a freedom march, panel discussion, the AGM, netball and football games and awards gala dinner.

The AGM, which will take place at Riverside Hotel from 13:30 to 15:30 hours, will also include election of new office bearers in the MISA-Malawi National Governing Council (NGC) ahead of the expiry of terms of office for the current NGC members. Those elected into the NGC will assume office on May 7, 2017. The following will be the agenda items at the AGM:

  1. Chairperson’s report
  2. Treasurer’s Report
  3. Election of new NGC members

Note that members interested to contest for positions in the NGC are required to meet the following conditions in line with Article VI, 6.1, 6.2 and 6.5 subsections (i) and (iii) of the MISA Malawi Constitution:

6.1Members of the NGC …shall serve for a period of three years unless re-elected, provided that a person shall be eligible to serve in the NGC for a maximum period of two terms.

6.5 (i) A person shall be eligible to contest for positions in the NGC if he/she has been an active member of MISA Malawi for at least two consecutive years preceding the elections.

6.2At any time the composition of the NGC shall have representation from the three regions of Malawi. In the event that no member from a region is elected the AGM shall reserve a position and entrust the newly elected NGC to co-opt a member and such a member shall represent a region.
All paid up members interested to attend the AGM are required to notify the Secretariat on or before April 20, 2017 through the email: info@misamalawi.org.(ii) Members aspiring for positions of Chairperson and Vice Chairperson shall be required to announce their aspirations and submit their manifestos to the Secretariat atleast 21 days before the day of elections. The Secretariat shall in turn send the said manifestos to all members at least 14 days before the date of elections.

For more information, please contact:
MISA Malawi Secretariat
P.O. Box 30463
Lilongwe 3

Tel: +265 (0) 1 754 310/ +265 (0) 1 758 090
Fax: +265 (0) 1 758 090
Email: info@misamalawi.org

About MISA

The Media Institute of Southern Africa (MISA) was founded in 1996. Its work focuses on promoting, and advocating for, the unhindered enjoyment of freedom of expression, access to information and a free, independent, diverse and pluralistic media.

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