MISA Malawi Asks MACRA To Cancel Suspension Of Phone-in Programmes.

MISA Malawi has called for an immediate reversal of the Malawi Communications Regulatory Authority (MACRA) decision to suspend all phone-in radio programmes.

The call comes a day after MACRA released a statement indicating that it has suspended all phone-in programmes with immediate effect until further notice.

But reacting to the development, MISA Malawi Vice chairperson Cliff Kawanga has described the decision as a very serious violation of media freedom and freedom of expression.

“MISA has already written MACRA to reverse the decision,” said Kawanga.

In a statement on Friday 7 June, 2019 Director General of MACRA advised journalists to work professionally for peace to prevail in Malawi.