Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Media plan more talks with government

The media managers in the country are expected to hold further consultations with government as soon as possible to resolve issues surrounding the amendment of section 46.

The section empowers an information minister to ban a newspaper deemed not to be serving the interests of the public.

President Bingu wa Mutharika has since assented to the bill to become a law.
These consultations follow a recent meeting between government officials and the media held in Blantyre where the two sides signed a communikee.

Among other issues, the document contains a request from government to the media to report professionally and refrain from reporting stories that destroy the image and credibility of the country.

Some media managers have told Capital fm that dialogue between the two sides is paramount in order to address the misunderstandings on the anti-media laws.

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