News and press statements
MISA Malawi believes that the Communications Bill, as forwarded to Parliament from Cabinet, contains significant changes that defeat the whole essence of reviewing the Communications Act of 1998.
The government’s decision to reject the bill was retrogressive and indicated a lack of political commitment, says MISA Malawi.
The Blantyre City Council says winning the 2014 Padlock Award was a wake up call and has helped them tremendously improve how they made information public.
MISA Malawi has appealed to public institutions in the country to be transparent and respect citizens’ right to know.
MISA, along with more than 100 African human rights organisations has presented an open letter to the African Union, to express their concern about attacks against migrants in South Africa.
In this edition of So This Is the Democracy?, a disturbing theme is ‘media behind bars’, due to the many cases MISA recorded in 2013 of authorities arresting journalists.
The Special Rapporteur on Access to Information in Africa, Pansy Tlakula, is optimistic Malawi will have ATI legislation soon.
MISA Malawi is deeply saddened with the untimely demise of Ralph Tenthani, who passed on May 16, 2015 at Mlambe Hospital in Blantyre following a road accident.
MISA Malawi has learned with shock and sadness the death of veteran and renowned journalist Edward Chitsulo, who died on March 15, 2015 after a short illness.