Freedom of Expression Tracker: Violation of public foe

MISA Malawi has been campaigning for the review of the Communications Act since 2005 to promote a three tier system of broadcasting and ensure independence of MBC as a public service broadcaster. The changes introduced in the Bill by cabinet maintains the status quo and defeats the review process. 

 

MISA Stance:

MISA-Malawi is appealing to honourable members of Parliament to reject the adulterated Communications Bill as it is not in line with recommendations and general consensus from various stakeholders who participated in the drafting of the bill as presented to Cabinet through a broad-based and thorough consultative process.

We also call upon to the government to recall the bill from Parliament and revert it to its original form as discussed and agreed to by all stakeholders during the review process.