The Media Institute of Southern Africa (MISA) Malawi Chapter has called for impartial reporting, considering that elections hype will soon be building up ahead of the September 2025 polls.
In a statement signed by MISA Malawi Chairperson, Golden Matonga, released on today in commemoration of World Radio Day, MISA stressed on the need for professional broadcasting to promote peace, prevent conflicts and uphold media freedom.
World Radio Day falls on 13 February globally and this year it is being commemorated under the theme ‘Radio: A Century Informing, Entertaining and Educating’.
Meanwhile, Environmental advocate Maloto Chinkombero has pointed out that journalists play a significant role by disseminating information crucial for environmental restoration in the face of challenges stemming from climate change.
According to a 2019 survey by the National Statistical Office and Malawi Communications Regulatory Authority (MACRA), radio remains a primary source of information for 71.2 percent of Malawians, with 76 radio stations nationwide.
World Radio Day was designated by UNESCO during its 36th conference on November 3, 2011.