Media Institute of Southern Africa (MISA) Malawi says it is set to launch its “Mtolankhani House”, which will house its new office and a training center.
This has been made possible under the leadership of Tereza Temweka Ndanga who was elected as MISA chairperson in 2017.
According to a statement signed by Ndanga, the establishment of the Centre marks a new beginning in the push for a free, independent, sustainable and pluralistic media in Malawi and the region.
Since MISA Malawi came into existence it has been renting an office in the capital Lilongwe.
Ndanga and her team have been organizing fundraisers towards the building of the structure and some companies supported the cause.
MISA Malawi has also expressed gratitude to DW Akademie, Germany’s leading organization for media development and Deutsche Welle’s center of excellence for education and knowledge transfer, for the instrumental support in the establishment of the Training Centre.
The launch will be followed by a regional conference on ‘The Future of Journalism Education in Southern Africa,’ which has attracted participants from around the globe from October 31-November 2.
Among other delegates Minister of Information, Honorable Mark Botomani and Head of DW Akademie Carsten Von Nahmen, from Germany will attend the launch.