Written by TOM LIKAMBALE
The grotesque spectre of political violence that reared its hideous head at Goliati in Thyolo on March 14, when President Joyce Banda visited, has disfigured this election. It resulted in two fatalities, including a police officer; and many injured.
Written by JIMMY KAINJA
The recently released 2014 elections campaign media coverage monitoring report by Media Monitoring Project has confirmed something I said on this forum last October. Apart from Malawi Broadcasting Corporation, which illegally works and campaigns for the incumbency, news bias is not always a deliberate policy by journalists and their organisations. Bias is often to do with journalism’s structural and systematic flaws.
Written by ACHIKULIRE
Daggers have been drawn for what seems to be the historic May 20 elections in which for the first time nine presidential candidates are contesting.
It has never happened before. And for the first time, we have a new face in one of the country’s heavyweight party-MCP- contesting.
And for the first time, we have an incumbent president who became president by accident—after Bingu died because as vice president, she had to ascend to the throne per constitution dictates.
Written by EDWARD CHILEKA
It is us, the educated, the rich, the well travelled, the experienced, the authority, the lucky that are betraying our fellow citizens, our poor brothers, sisters and children. Our actions, words and arguments about the future of Malawi are pathetic. Despite being in positions of influence, having resources to facilitate change, having connections for advancement, we are now so obsessed with personal power, glory and fame and totally forget our role in protecting what we call Malawi which is basically our own people.
Written by WISE ONE FROM THE EAST
Dinala Kadyanji they say,
Was not a state witness per se;