Ministers; Fabiano and Mussa
LILONGWE-(MaraviPost)-Times Media Group on Thursday shunned a press conference addressed by Ministers of Information and Communications Technology and Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Henry Mussa and Emmanuel Fabiano respectively.
The ministers were reacting to a Malawi News story published last Saturday which allegedly linked Malawi to terrorism attack in Kenya recently.
Malawi News is a weekly paper belonging to Times Group.
Both Mussa and Fabiano challenged the paper that the story was baseless and had no facts based on an opinion.
Almost all media houses in Lilongwe were available at the news conference apart from The Times.
Mussa was not happy to see that the Times had boycotted the news conference.
A media analyst said by boycotting the news conference, Times Group admitted that their story was erroneous and baseless.
‘They should have braved the press conference,” the analyst said.
“Their absence is an admission that they are in the wrong and in that case they should swallow their pride and retract the story,” he said.
Meanwhile, government has maintained its position that the paper should retract the story