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 violation news from our chapters

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...

High Court reserves its ruling on ban of phone-in programmes

High Court reserves its ruling on ban of phone-in programmes

The High Court in Lilongwe has reserved its ruling on MISA Malawi’s application for an order stopping the Malawi Communications Regulatory Authority (MACRA) from implementing the ban on phone-in programmes until a judicial review of the decision is undertaken. High...

Update on suspension of ‘phone-in programmes’

Update on suspension of ‘phone-in programmes’

The Chapter would like to inform the membership that it has decided to seek the High Court's intervention over the decision by the Malawi Communications Regulatory Authority (MACRA), to suspend phone-in programmes. MACRA suspended phone-in programmes on all...