Malawi Deports South Africa Journalist, Immigration Trashes Media Reports

By Tiwonge Mvula -MANA Department of Immigration and Citizenship Services has dismissed social media reports that the deportation of South African News 24 and City Press Journalist was politically motivated. The South African Journalist, Ntombizodwa Patience Makhoba was detained and barred from entering the country through Chileka International Airport in Blantyre on Monday. According to Makhoba, she came to Malawi to do an investigative documentary on a topic she could not reveal. However, rumour has it that she came…

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Chilima, Others Not Fit For Presidential Debate

By Chimwemwe Njoloma-MANA The Media Institute of Southern Africa (MISA, Malawi chapter has partnered with different stakeholders in organizing presidential debates slated to take place on March 29 and April 5 this year ahead of the 2019 tripartite elections. However, the body has announced that the debates will not be a free-for-all venture as it has set conditions for participation. Briefing members of the media on Monday, Chairperson for MISA Malawi, Teresa Ndanga said presidential aspirants who will not…

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Skills Development Vital For All Media Practitioners- MISA

Malawi Institute of Southern Africa (MISA)-Malawi Chapter says there is great need for journalists in the country to acquire journalistic skills for them to effectively deliver in news writing. Chair for MISA-Malawi, Teresa Ndanga said this when she presented certificates in digital story -telling to twelve journalists who attended a three-day training workshop in Lilongwe. Ndanga said MISA is geared to develop the skills of journalists so that they deliver and meet the needs of the readers. “We are…

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Misa Malawi Hails Media for Voter Civic Education Role

The Media Institute of Southern Africa (MISA) Malawi Chapter has commended journalists in the country for contributing positively towards wooing the masses to participate in the ongoing voter registration exercise. MISA Malawi Chairperson Tereza Ndanga made the remarks as the blame-game continues between opposition political parties and the Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) on the exercise which has been marred by a low turnout. Speaking in an interview Ndanga said so far the media has done its part in sensitizing…

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Journos Asked to Be Conversant With Current Affairs

Director of Information in the Ministry of Information and Communications Technology, Gideon Munthali has described as worrisome the tendency by some journalists who go ahead to write on topics they are not familiar with. Munthali was speaking in Lilongwe on Wednesday during a workshop organized by the Malawi Human Rights Commission to orient media managers on the Access to Information Act. Munthali who is a seasoned journalist himself disclosed that of late he has been asked questions by journalists…

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Access to Information Act to Benefit Malawians

The Malawi Chapter of the Media Institute of Southern Africa (NAMISA) has emphasized the need for the general public to familiarize itself with the Access to Information (ATI) Act to fully utilize its benefits. NAMISA Chairperson, Taleza Ndanga, made the emphasis in Mulanje District on Monday when the organization organized a sensitization meeting on the recently enacted ATI Act with the district’s Executive Committee (DEC) and selected local level actors to lure them into appreciating the importance of the…

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