Kaliati urges Malawi journalists to work with govt

Minister of Information, Communications Technology and Civic Education, Patricia Kaliati has urged journalists in the country to work with Government by giving people the right information on critical issues in a bid to empower them.

 Kaliati presenting Certificates and Dipolmas to graduates during MIJ graduation ceremony in Blantyre on friday - Pic Mayamiko Wallace - MANA

Kaliati presenting Certificates and Diplomas to graduates during MIJ graduation ceremony in Blantyre on friday – Pic Mayamiko Wallace – MANA

Minister of Information, Communication and Civic Education, Patricia Kaliati addressing the graduates during MIJ graduation ceremony in Blantyre on friday - Pic Mayamiko Wallace - MANA

Minister of Information, Communication and Civic Education, Patricia Kaliati addressing the graduates during MIJ graduation ceremony in Blantyre on friday – Pic Mayamiko Wallace – MANA

Kaliati made the remarks as guest of honour during the graduation ceremony of the Malawi Institute of Journalism (MIJ) students who have graduated in Diploma and Certificate programs for the 2014-15 academic year at a function that took place at Comesa hall in Blantyre on Friday.

Kaliati observed that journalists have the potential to change the mindset of Malawians saying; “You have the power to change people’s fixed mindsets for example most Malawians believe that when one has not had nsima then they have not eaten which should not be the case.”

She added; “By so doing we are reducing the number of people looking for Government’s assistance on every problem encountered.”

Furthermore, the Minister advised Journalists to be in the forefront in uniting the nation by writing positive stories not being the source of violence and bringing misunderstandings among leaders.

“We in big positions should also know what questions to respond to and how because we are supposed to be role models,” she advised.

The Minister has also called on people to make sure that whatever they post on the social media has evidence and that it is true.

In her remarks, MIJ Executive Director, Dalitso Nkunika urged the graduating students to be professional once they go into the industry and that they should use the skills and knowledge they have gained from the Institute for the benefit of the nation.

The theme of the graduation which saw a total of 215 students graduating with diplomas and certificates in Journalism was ‘Poverty reduction through development oriented media’.

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Petre Mathanyula
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4 months 21 days ago

Iwe Kaliati ukulephera kuwuza MBC kuti izitumikira anthu ikumangolengeza zombwambwana iwe ukungoyang’ana za zii zopusa.MBC imadya ndalama zathu za misonkho.

Winston Msowoya
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Winston Msowoya
4 months 24 days ago

Kaliati,journalists are independent entity per say,they are not in the pockets of anybody unless they are government employees.They are obliged to write anything befitting national interests and not a single beast incarnate.In any democratic society freedom of press is paramount and uncontrollable,you might as well shut your stinking mouth bitch.

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