Freedom of Expression Tracker: –

Kasakura, a journalist with one of the country’s mainstream print media houses, Times Group, was beaten and arrested in Limbe, Blantyre, southern Malawi on October 21, 2014 for allegedly taking pictures of an altercation involving Blantyre City Council officials and vendors. Kasakura was charged with ‘obstructing a police officer on duty.’

MISA Stance:

MISA Malawi commends the government for condemning the assault and detention of journalists Archibald Kasakura.