Media freedom monitoring and safety of journalists

MISA Malawi monitors, records and collates media freedom and freedom of expression violations in Malawi.

This includes tracking incidents of harassment, attacks and assault as well as arbitrary detention and sentencing that restrict the work of individual media professionals and threatens journalists’ safety. We also track actions that violate people’s right to freedom of expression, including the right to online expression.

We post individual reports on media freedom violations to our website. We also publish the annual So This is Democracy report which collates these incidents.

Media freedom monitoring helps us provide relevant support to journalists, media practitioners and institutions whose rights are violated. The research aspect also enables MISA Malawi to develop a greater understanding of media violations and allows the organisation to identify and track emerging issues and trends.

Media violations

Malawi High Court refuses to gag newspapers in corruption probe

Malawi High Court refuses to gag newspapers in corruption probe

The High Court in Blantyre has refused to grant an injunction to businessmen Zuneth Sattar and Ashok Nair to restrain Nation Publications Limited (NPL) and Blantyre Newspapers Limited (BNL) from publishing stories related to the ongoing corruption probe involving the...

‘Malawi government must act on crimes against journalists’

‘Malawi government must act on crimes against journalists’

MISA Malawi joins the rest of the world in commemorating International Day to End Impunity for Crimes Against Journalists with a call for the government of Malawi to start investigating and prosecuting crimes against journalists and media workers. In 2013, The United...

MISA Malawi calls for media independence, professionalism

MISA Malawi calls for media independence, professionalism

MISA Malawi joins the rest of the world in celebrating World Press Freedom Day (WPFD) with a call for media independence, professionalism and integrity. This year’s WPFD is being celebrated under the theme ‘Journalism without fear or favour’. The 2020 WPFD theme is a...

Malawi: Protecting media freedom and information access in 2020

Malawi: Protecting media freedom and information access in 2020

MISA Malawi shares its Way Forward recommendations for defending media freedom, freedom of expression and access to information to mark World Press Freedom Day 2020. [highlight1]MEDIA PROFESSIONALISM AND INDEPENDENCE[/highlight1] Promote media self-regulation...