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JOURNALISTS URGED TO PROTECT VULNERABLE GROUPS

Photo: Stewart Wisiki/Malawi Liverpool Wellcome Programme

The Malawi Liverpool Wellcome Programme (MLW) has urged journalists to always protect children and vulnerable people when reporting stories.

MLW’s Safeguarding Officer, Elizabeth Mkutumula, made the remarks on Tuesday during a safeguarding training session for journalists in Blantyre.

Mkutumula said with the significant influence that the media has, journalists need to exercise caution when portraying a particular section of society.

“Journalists have a huge responsibility in defending the rights of vulnerable groups…Their words can either make a positive difference or perpetuate harm on vulnerable people,” she said.

Elizabeth Mkutumula stressing a point at the training session. [Stewart Wisiki/Liverpool Wellcome Programme]
Jeffrey Chinawa, a participant during the training and a journalist for the Malawi Broadcasting Corporation (MBC), said the session was eye-opening.

“I now have a better understanding of the issues concerning vulnerable groups. The knowledge gained here will not only benefit my work but also contribute to my broader understanding of life, ” said Chinawa.

“Safeguarding issues are important because they mainly involve the rights of vulnerable people, who need our protection,” he added.

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