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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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New law allows Malawi minister to ban publications ‘contrary to public interest’

Malawi President Bingu wa Mutharika has signed a bill into law that will make it possible for the country’s information minister to ban the publication and circulation of any publication deemed “contrary to the public interest,” sources in Malawi told IPI this week. News reports said that the amendment of Section 46 of the Penal […]

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Malawi president threatens to close newspapers that “lie”

Malawi’s President Bingu wa Mutharika last week threatened to shut down newspapers that “tarnish” his government’s image, according to news reports. The president, who was speaking at an agriculture show in the capital city of Liongwe, seemed to be referring to a story in the privately-owned Malawi News Daily, reports said. The story quoted a […]

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