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𝗠isa, 𝗠anepo 𝗔gree 𝗧o 𝗣romote 𝗥ights 𝗢f 𝗢lder 𝗣ersons

𝗠isa, 𝗠anepo 𝗔gree 𝗧o 𝗣romote 𝗥ights 𝗢f 𝗢lder 𝗣ersons

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MISA Malawi and Malawi Network of Older Persons Organisations (MANEPO) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) which will see MISA Malawi awarding excellent news reporting and programming around human rights issues of the elderly in Malawi. The signing ceremony took place at Mtolankhani House in Lilongwe on Monday, October 10, 2022. MISA Malawi Chairperson Teresa Ndanga said the partnership with MANEPO accords journalists an opportunity to access information including data on issues affecting older persons; motivate journalists to investigate and write more around these issues as well as improve journalists' capacities on the topic. MANEPO Country Director Andrew Kavala said the organisation expects the media to be more aggressive in fighting for the rights of older perso...
Malawi: Chakwera’s media crackdown raises alarm

Malawi: Chakwera’s media crackdown raises alarm

Exclusive
Malawi's President Lazarus Chakwera In what has been described as an unprecedented act and shrinking of the media space, the Malawi government has shut down three television and six radio stations on failure to pay annual licence fees. These closures by President Chakwera's government has many wondering if the country's freedom of speech is being tested. More than 20 other radio stations face closure by the end of the year, thereby threatening job security of about 250 media practitioners and around 150 support staff at the media houses. Through its broadcasting regulatory body, Malawi Communications Regulatory Authority (MACRA), the government has been shutting down media houses accused of failure to comply with their licence conditions, one of which is payment of annual subscri...
MISA Malawi joins the rest of the world in commemorating 2022 World Press Freedom Day

MISA Malawi joins the rest of the world in commemorating 2022 World Press Freedom Day

International
As Media body, MISA Malawi joins the rest of the world in commemorating 2022 World Press Freedom Day (WPFD) President Lazarus Chakwera has invited Journalists to State House for a breakfast, as one way of celebrating with them. Speaking during the Breakfast meeting, Sean Kampondeni President Chakwera's Executive assistant says for the first time the President of the republic of Malawi is celebrating with the media on this day. He has commended the President for making a conducive environment for journalists to work. According to Kampondeni, Chakwera has always advocated for media freedom through making public reports of expenditure such as that of the SADC Summit and recently holding a press briefing to inform Malawians through the media on what transpired during his visit to Mozamb...