MISA Malawi set to launch its new office and training centre
The Media Institute of Southern Africa, Malawi Chapter, will on Wednesday, October 30, 2019 launch the Mtolankhani House, which houses its new office and a training centre.
The launch will take place at the new structure from 6.00-8:30 pm. Various dignitaries led by Minister of Information, Honorable Mark Botomani, and Head of DW Akademie, Carsten Von Nahmen, from Germany will attend the launch.
Mtolankhani House is situated on Plot Number 99, Acacia, Lilaga Community, off Kasiya Road in Lilongwe.
MISA Malawi is grateful for the immeasurable support that it has received from various stakeholders who supported the institution in raising resources for the construction of the structure. Construction of the office is in line with the organization’s 2016-2021 strategic plan where among others, MISA Malawi spelt out the need to achieve financial sustainability.
In a special way, MISA Malawi thanks DW Akademie, Germany’s leading organization for media development and Deutsche Welle’s center of excellence for education and knowledge transfer, for the instrumental support in the establishment of the Training Centre.
As a Chapter we consider the Centre critical not only for the advancement of journalism but also the ideals and principles of the Windhoek Declaration. MISA Malawi believes that the establishment of the Centre marks a new beginning in the push for a free, independent, sustainable and pluralistic media in Malawi and the region.
The Centre will help MISA Malawi promote journalistic excellence and at the same time ensure promotion of media freedom and freedom of expression. You can find out more about the trainings on offer and the furbishment of the training centre here.
The launch will be followed by a regional conference on ‘The Future of Journalism Education in Southern Africa,’ which has attracted participants from around the globe. The conference will run from October 31-November 2 and expected to provide a platform for delegates to discuss and identify key elements for improving journalism education and practice in Malawi and Southern Africa.
As we launch and celebrate a new beginning, MISA Malawi is offering partners a chance to brand rooms within the Centre in support of the work of journalists. Partners can support the cause by making a financial contribution of MK1,000,000 (US$1,325) to brand a smaller room and MK2,000,000 (US$2,650) for a bigger room for a period of one year, renewable.
MISA Malawi is organizing the launch and the conference in partnership with DW Akademie.
We look forward to your usual support as we continue promoting media freedom, freedom of expression and access to information.
About MISA Malawi
The Media Institute of Southern Africa (MISA) Malawi 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.