MACRA officials have promised to review the decision before the end of the week beginning June 17, 2019.
Malawi elections 2019
MISA Malawi finds MACRA’s decision unwarranted and a very serious violation of media freedom and freedom of expression, which the supreme law of the country, the Malawi Constitution, fully recognises.
We also would like to urge all journalists to cover the elections professionally.
The general public and stakeholders are also notified that the starting time for the debate has changed from 6 to 7:30 pm.
Four presidential candidates willl take part in the second Malawi Presidential Debate 2019 on Tuesday, April 2, 2019.
The third and final debate, slated for April 5, will involve all eight 2019 presidential candidates.
Prior to their respective debates, all candidates will be asked to sign a pledge of non-violence.
This change is a result of overwhelming feedback from electoral stakeholders.
The debates are scheduled for Bingu International Convention Centre (BICC) in Lilongwe on March 29 and April 5, 2019.
Not every presidential candidate will participate in the Debates as the taskforce has developed criteria to guide the selection process and only candidates who meet the conditions will participate.