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IPI condemns police attacks on Malawi journalists

The International Press Institute (IPI), a global network of editors, media executives and journalists for press freedom, today condemned Tuesday’s attack on journalists by police in the Malawian capital Lilongwe. According to information gathered by IPI from local sources, police officials assaulted four journalists: Hebert Katanda from Luntha Television, Malumbo Ngwira of MIJ FM, Julius […]

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Malawi newspaper office unsealed by government

The offices of the Times Group, a leading media organization in Malawi, were unsealed by the Malawi Revenue Authority following international condemnation and intervention by the International Press Institute (IPI), a global network of editors, journalists and media executives. The editor-in-chief of the Times Group, George Kasakula, said in an email to IPI that the […]

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IPI condemns closure of Times Group Office in Malawi

The International Press Institute (IPI), the global network of editors, journalists and media executives for media freedom, today condemned the move by the government of Malawi to close down the office of the Times Group in the capital, Lilongwe, on trumped-up tax-related charges. Established in 1985, the Times Group is the biggest and oldest media […]

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Malawi journalist accused of breaching peace

The International Press Institute is outraged at reports that Malawi journalist Ernest Mahwayo faces a charge of “conduct likely to breach peace” for taking pictures of President Bingu wa Mutharika’s lavish home. Mahwayo, 31, was released on bail yesterday – two days after he was first arrested for taking pictures of the president’s  58 room  […]

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