MISA Malawi congratulates the newly elected Board of Trustees for the Media Council of Malawi (MCM).
During MCM Elective General Assembly in Lilongwe on Friday, January 12, Head of the Department of Journalism and Media Studies at Malawi University of Business and Applied Sciences (MUBAS) Dr. Jolly Ntaba went unopposed to become MCM Chairperson for the next three years.
Malawi Broadcasting Corporation (MBC) and Times Group’s Blantyre Newspaper Limited (BNL) will represent Public Media and Private (Print) Media in the Board respectively. AfricaBrief is the representative of online news and information sites.
Angaliba Radio/TV is representing Private (Electronic) Media while Dedza-based Radio Bembeke is representing Geographical Community Media. Transworld Radio (TWR) Malawi will be in the council on behalf of religious media outlets.
MISA Malawi presided over the elections at the Assembly.
We believe the election of the new board is another milestone in the achievement of MCM’s mission of setting standards for a strong and ethical media that contributes effectively to a democratic and just Malawi.
MISA Malawi believes media self-regulation is a media freedom and independence issue and we wish the new board all the best as it strategically leads MCM in the realisation of its sustainable potential in the promotion of media professionalism in Malawi.
We wish Dr. Ntaba and team all the best.
MISA Malawi Chairperson Golden Matonga
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MISA Malawi National Director Aubrey Chikungwa