Malawi journalists: Masingati joins Prophet TB Joshua, Nkowani to head climate change regional body

Famous Prophet TB Joshua has hired a Malawian journalist Isaac Masingati for his media department which includes Emmanuel TV,  one of Africa’s largest Christian television networks with headquarters in Lagos, Nigeria,

Masingati – a graduate  in journalism from Polytechnic, University of Malawi – recently resigned from newspaper giant   BNL Times Group where he was working as Supplements Editor after being offered the job by the Nigerian ‘Man of God’.

He applied for a media role when Prophet Joshua’s Synagogue Church Of All Nations (SCOAN) advertised in Malawi for various jobs and successfully underwent interviews for the job.

In another development in the media, a seasoned Malawian female journalist has been elected to lead a climate change continental media body in Southern Africa.

Masingati: Hired by TB Joshua

Masingati: Hired by TB Joshua

Sellina Sheena Nkowani, Online Sub-editor for Nation Publications Limited was elected as regional coordinator responsible for Southern Africa for the newly launched Pan African Media Alliance for Climate Change (PAMACC).

The media alliance was created at the end of a two-day capacity building training workshop for 41 journalists, who report on climate change issues from across the continent that converged in the Kenyan capital, Nairobi this week.

PAMACC is a continental network of journalists across Africa whose objective is to promote media coverage and reporting of climate change stories.

Nkowani was unanimously elected by delegates from Southern African nations of Zambia, Zimbabwe, Namibia, Swaziland and Malawi who were part of the workshop.

“I accept it with honour and pledge to work with media professionals who are passionate about tackling issues of climate change. It’s challenging but I also believe that together, as media professionals, we can and we will make it happen,” she told Nyasa Times in an email interview.

Nkowani also pledged to encourage more women participation in climate change reporting considering that women and children were the most hit by effects of climate change.

“It is only right and proper that more women tell stories about fellow women. Apart from that, it is high time that African journalists start telling stories of climate change from the African perspective and share experiences and information with journalists from other countries,” explained Nkowani, a former section editor for Times Group.

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