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MISA Malawi in solidarity with Mzati Radio, TV after fire damage of transmission studios

6 Aug, 2023
Currently, Mzati Radio and Television are off air.

MISA Malawi would like to send its message of solidarity to colleagues at Mzati Radio and Television stations for the fire accident that damaged studio transmission equipment on Wednesday, August 2, 2023.

The station management suspects that a fault on one of the electricity poles sparked the fire that led to the damage of the studios in the wee hours of the day.

Currently, Mzati Radio and Television are off air.

The loss of the radio and television transmission equipment is huge, not only to Mzati Limited, but the media in Malawi, advertisers and above all the audience.

Mzati Radio, which started as a geographical community radio, has grown and developed in the past five years to satisfy the information, education and entertainment needs of many Malawians. Mzati Television is also one of very few stations providing the much-needed pluralism and diversity in Malawi’s budding television industry.

We believe stakeholders involved, including the police and Electricity Supply Corporation of Malawi (Escom) will work with diligence and speed in investigating the real cause of the accident and providing support to the station, where and when necessary.

In solidarity.

Media contacts

MISA Malawi Chairperson Golden Matonga

Cell: +265 99 616 9705 or email goldenmatonga@gmail.com  

MISA Malawi National Director Aubrey Chikungwa

Cell: +265 999 327 311 or email info@misamalawi.org  

 

 

 

About MISA

The Media Institute of Southern Africa (MISA) was founded in 1992. 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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