LILONGWE-(MaraviPost)-The Malawi Network of Older Persons Organization (MANEPO) on Monday, October 10, 2022 signed a three-year agreement with the Media Institute of Southern Africa (MISA) Malawi Chapter the organisation will be funding the MISA Annual Awards on effective reporting.
The annual award is pegged at MK4.5 million.
MANEPO Country Director Andrew Kavala told journalists after signing ceremony that older persons continue to face challenges with over 15 older persons killed from January this year.
Kavala disclosed that the country has not provided a conducive environment for older persons.
He therefore hopes that the agreement with MISA Malawi will help in promoting the rights of older persons as their stories will be focused on.
On her part, MISA Malawi Chapter Chairperson Tereza Ndanga admitted that the media has not done well in its reporting when it comes to issues concerning older persons.
She says the partnership will enable journalists to focus more on older persons and in turn promoting their rights.
The awards aimed at improving quality reporting on elderly persons.
In the awards, Manepo expects media to carry elderly persons’ stories more focused than usual reporting
The wining journalists are expected to get reporting grants and other prizes.
Malawi has 1.1 million elderly persons.