BLANTYRE-(MaraviPost)-The Malawi Communications Regulatory Authority (MACRA) is warning the public that it is against the law to possess, distribute and transmit pornographic material in the country.

In a statement, MACRA urges all Malawians that while exercising their freedom of online communication, they should be mindful of the laws governing the same.

MACRA says the laws include the Electronic Transactions and Cyber Security Act, 2016, specifically section 24 (2) and section 85.

Sharing pornographic materials is crime in Malawi

“Anyone violating the law is liable to a fine of MK10 million. The law also provides for imprisonment for 15 years for committing any of the following acts: Production of pornographic material for the purpose of its distribution through a computer system and reproduction of pornographic material for the purpose of its distribution through an information system,” reads the statement in part.

MACRA adds that offering or making available any pornographic material through an information system will lead to the prosecution of the perpetrators.

The warning comes amid pornographic addiction from the general following internet data prices fall by the two major network providers; Airtel and TNM.

The two companies reduced internet data bundles through MoFaya and Pamtsetse platforms where the general public are smiling while downloading heavy staff including pornographic materials.

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