Judgement on phone-in programmes ban to be delivered Friday

Judgement on phone-in programmes ban to be delivered Friday

MISA Malawi is informing its membership and the general public that the High Court judgement on the ban of phone-in programmes by the Malawi Communications Regulatory Authority (MACRA) will be delivered on Friday, May 29, 2020 in Lilongwe.

The Judgement will be delivered at 10:00 am in Justice Charles Mkandawire’s Courtroom.

As you may recall, MACRA suspended all phone-in programmes on June 7, 2019 citing unprofessionalism on the part of broadcasters.

However, MISA Malawi, Times Radio, Zodiak Broadcasting Station and Capital Radio asked for the Court’s declaration that MACRA’s decision violates constitutionally guaranteed freedom of the press and freedom of expression.

The court had earlier granted the applicants an injunction which allowed media houses to resume the phone-in programmes.

Media contacts

MISA Malawi Chairperson Teresa Ndanga
Cell: +265 999 247 911 or email teresa.temweka@gmail.com
MISA Malawi National Director Aubrey Chikungwa
Cell: +265 999 327 311 or email info@misamalawi.org

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.