Media practitioners in Malawi have bemoaned what they described as lack of support from NGOs whenever journalists are experiencing oppression and persecution.
This was expressed by the ice-chairperson of the Malawi chapter of the Media Institute of Southern Africa (MISA-Malawi), Thom Khanje, during the commencement of this year's commemoration of the World Press Freedom Day.
In the same vein, Frank Jomo, who agrees with Khanje, explains that: "We as the media help human rights NGOs advance their cause. It is disheartening they [NGOs] remained silent when government passed Section 46 of the constitution aimed at muzzling press freedom in the country and yet we are always on the ground exposing all the oppression."
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