Freedom of Expression Tracker: Violation of public foe

The draft Access to Information Bill has undergone numerous reviews by different stakeholders including Ministry of Justice. The draft was approved by the Cabinet Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs and President Peter Mutharika promised Malawians the Bill would be tabled in Parliament during the November sitting. Cabinet, however, decided to reject the Bill and send it back to Ministry of Information for re-drafting

MISA Stance:

MISA Malawi believes Cabinet should change its position on the matter and approve the draft Bill as presented.