Malawi private news service Lina roll out

A new multimedia privately owned news service, Lilongwe News Agency (LINA)  has been established in Malawi “to complement efforts” of other media houses by providing additional news material and other related services to local and international news organizations.news

Managing Editor of LIna, Paul Akomenji said the new outlet  duly registered and Malawian-owned independent wire service.

Malawi has only  one official news service, the Malawi News Agency (Mana).

Veteran Malawian journalists Paul Akomenji, Sam Makaka, Silvester Nyoni and Mundango Nyirenda, with a variety of experiences in wire news service, print and electronic media, and online news were compelled to create an independent news agency to operate on non partisan basis.

“ Up to now the voice of an ordinary man is often not heard, LINA is formed with the crucial obligation to help capture stories of the common man most of whom live in rural areas,” Akomenji said.

Established and registered in October, 2014, the news agency is headquartered in Lilongwe, Malawi’s capital city with regional offices to be established in Blantyre in the Southern Region, and Mzuzu in the Northern Region.

“The agency will source news materials in different forms such as wire reports, video clips, still photographs and other related media materials from all districts of Malawi and distribute them to various media organizations [on subscription],” said Akomenji.

He said the team will be guided and backstopped by an advisory board consisting of esteemed members of society.

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8 thoughts on “Malawi private news service Lina roll out”

  1. Crispin Mkandawire says:

    Congrats. Paul & company. Hope to visit your outfit some day.

  2. sebe says:

    dont just focus on negative side of stories. there are equally many posive things to tell about malawi. be our tool in fighting cashgate, corruption, bribery, insecurity, hiv/aids, nepotism, greed and many social ills that binds us to yokes including ambitions to continue controlling us by some westeners

  3. Yakunowa says:

    You are creative guys. Hope zikuyenderani bwino. Good development indeed.

  4. Mike Dulira says:

    THATS A GOOD DEVELOPMENT. EMPLOY MORE PEOPLE THERE.

  5. MalawianProud says:

    Congrats.

    You also need to join JUMA, MISA and other media bodies where you can easily tap on human resource from all the districts.

  6. Nyapapi says:

    Private Parts News Agency

  7. Billy Wayatsa says:

    As APM is desperate for cover=up of news, have he bankrolled the project? I am suspicious of your intentions.

  8. Bribes says:

    I hope you guys will abide by the journalistic code of ethics. I sincerely hope you have a back bone to decry bribes aimed to silence you by a desperate Mathanyula President. Speak up for the Lowry and be the becon we are desperately looking for. Please do not let us down. Congratulations!

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