MISA Malawi describes 2019 as success

Media Institute for Southern Africa (MISA) Malawi chapter has described the year 2019 as a success since its inception in 1997.

MISA Malawi said this through its end of year statement signed by its Chairperson, Teresa Ndanga.

The statement attributed MISA’s partners, members and the general public for making 2019 one of the most successful years for the Chapter.

Reads part of the statement: “The achievements of the year would not have been possible without the support of the membership, partners, well-wishers and the general public.”

According to the statement, some of the achievements registered by the media watch-dog in 2019 include organising the Presidential Debates for presidential aspirants in April and fulfilling its vision of owning an office structure and training centre in Lilongwe which was launched on October 30.

The statement further said the Chapter also commissioned a study to develop a workable model for the revival and sustainability of a robust media self-regulation system in the country which include resuscitation of the Media Council of Malawi (MCM), which has been inactive for the past 3 years and is now set to be launched on Saturday, December 28.

In conclusion, the chapter said it will go into 2020 energised and will carry its mandate more effectively and efficiently.

MISA Malawi is one of 11 chapters of the Media Institute of Southern Africa, which promotes and defends media freedom and freedom of expression across southern Africa in line with the Windhoek Declaration of 1991.

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