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MISA Malawi congratulates new Media Council Chairperson

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21 Aug, 2020
Chimgwede replaces Professor Wiseman Chijere Chirwa

MISA Malawi would like to congratulate Wisdom Nelson Chimgwede for being elected Media Council of Malawi (MCM) chairperson.

Chimgwede amassed 16 votes followed by Zodiak Broadcasting Station (ZBS) Director of Programmes Joab Chakhaza with 14 votes and Radio Bembeke Station Manager Philip Mwatiwamba with 6 votes.

Chimgwede replaces Professor Wiseman Chijere Chirwa as chairperson of the MCM National Governing Council (NGC).

The elections were conducted in all the three regions of the country as part of MISA Malawi’s Media Self-Regulation Project, funded by DW Akademie, Germany’s leading organisation for media development and Deutsche Welle’s center of excellence for education and knowledge transfer.

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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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