March Against Repressive Media Laws

Malawi's opposition parties and a coalition of civil society groups will be protesting against the country’s repressive media laws recently passed by Parliament, fuel shortages and bad economic governance

In a rare show of unity, Malawi's opposition parties and a coalition of civil society groups will be protesting against the country’s repressive media laws recently passed by Parliament, fuel shortages and bad economic governance.

The media law, endorsed by President Bingu wa Mutharika and the government concerns the amendment of Section 46 of the Penal Code, which will allow the information minister to ban publications deemed contrary to public interest.

Civil society groups, among them the influential Human Rights Consultative Committee (HRCC) have closed ranks with opposition groups including the country's oldest party, the Malawi Congress Party led by opposition Member of Parliament, John Tembo, to call for nationwide demonstrations.

To read the article titled, “Protests Scheduled for 20 July,” click here.

Source: 
All Africa

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