MISA Malawi Set to Launch Mtolankhani House
The Media Institute of Southern Africa (MISA) Malawi Chapter will on Wednesday, October 30, 2019 launch its news offices and a training center that are being housed in the Mtolankhani House in Lilongwe.
MISA –Malawi Chairperson, Teresa ndanga, says opening of the house will enhance free media in Malawi.
“As a Chapter, we consider the Centre critical not only for the advancement of journalism but also the ideals and principles of the Windhoek Declaration.
“MISA Malawi believes that the establishment of the Centre marks a new beginning in the push for a free, independent, sustainable and pluralistic media in Malawi and the region.
“The Centre will help MISA Malawi promote journalistic excellence and at the same time ensure promotion of media freedom and freedom of expression,” she said.
“MISA Malawi is grateful for the immeasurable support that it has received from various stakeholders who supported the institution in raising resources for the construction of the structure.
“In a special way, MISA Malawi thanks DW Akademie, Germany’s leading organization for media development and Deutsche Welle’s center of excellence for education and knowledge transfer, for the instrumental support in the establishment of the Training Centre,” Ndanga added.
MISA Malawi has offered partners a chance to brand rooms within the Centre in support of the work of journalists.
Partners can support the cause by making a financial contribution of MK1, 000, 000 to brand a smaller room and MK2, 000, 000 for a bigger room for a period of one year, renewable.
Construction of the office is in line with the organization’s 2016-2021 strategic plan where among others, MISA Malawi spelt out the need to achieve financial sustainability.