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16 OCTOBER, 2012 

The Lilongwe Magistrate Court has granted bail to online journalist, Justice Mponda,
who was arrested on Monday, October 15, 2012, for allegedly insulting President
Joyce Banda and Publishing False Information.  

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Monday, October 15, 2012

For immediate release

 

The Malawi Chapter of the Media Institute of Southern Africa (MISA) is shocked and deeply saddened with the detention of journalist Justice Mponda who was arrested in Blantyre, Southern Malawi, in the early hours of Monday, October 15, 2012 for allegedly insulting President Joyce Banda and Publishing False Information.

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15 OCTOBER, 2012

Police in Blantyre, southern Malawi, have arrested online journalist, Justice Mponda

but are not shedding further light on the arrest. Mponda was arrested in the early

hours of Monday, 15 October 2012. He is a correspondent for an online publication,

/Malawi Voice. /Computers and other equipment believed to belong to the publication

have also been seized.

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4 October, 2012


In a move that may be seen by a number of media practitioners and some members of the public as having a negative impact on media freedom and freedom of expression, the government of Malawi, led by President Joyce Banda, has introduced a Bill (attached) that seeks to regulate and control online communications in Malawi.

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STATEMENT FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


                        September 28, 2012

The Media Institute of Southern Africa (MISA) recently conducted research
to establish which public institutions in the Southern African region are
the most or least transparent when it comes to the provision of public
information.

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