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MCT expresses sympathy to Mawio editor The Executive Secretary of Media Council of Tanzanian expressed sympathy to the managing editor of Mawio, Simon Mkina, following the government decision to ban his newspaper for two years.
TEF joins fray criticising Govt for banning Mawio Tanzania Editors Forum has joined the fray in protesting the government’s decision to ban Mawio newspaper for two years.
Government urged to rescind ban on Mawio The government has been urged to rescind the two-year ban it has imposed on Mawio newspaper as the order contravenes the country’s constitution and the Media Services Act of 2016 which basically does not empower the minister for information to mete out such punishment.
IMS representatives meet MCT officials Representatives of the International Media Support (IMS) held talks with officials of the Media Council on June 16, 2017.


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conibeare2013The World Association of Press C councils (WAPC) has joined other organizations in Malawi and throughout the

world, to condemn the May 30, 2013 assault of photojournalist Thoko Chikondi by a National Assembly security officer.

A statement issued on June 4, 2013  by the, WAPC secretary General, Chris Conybeare,  states that not only has the journalist suffered physical abuse, but the public is also harmed as it is denied information about the conduct of the people’s business by elected officials. Indeeed, democracy dies behind closed doors!

“We call on the Hon. H. Chimunthu Banda, Speaker of the Malawi National Assembly, to take steps aimed at redress on behalf of the injured journalist, and to guarantee that the safety,security, and right of access to governmnet by journalists, shall not be abridged”, Conybeare said in the statement.

The WAPC is an international association of press and media councils that have pledged to uphold ideals of freedom of communication, independent media, and excellence in journalism.

The WAPC executive council is made up of representatives from Hawaii (USA), India, Kenya, Malawi, Nepal, Pakistan, Seychelles, Tanzania, Turkey, the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC), Uganda, and Zimbabwe.


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