Misa Malawi given Axa Deluxe Coach for World Press Freedom Day Celebrations

Axa Bus Company, one of the leading bus service providers, has provided Misa Malawi with a Deluxe Coach to Misa Malawi for its members to travel to Mzuzu where they will celebrate this year’s World Press Freedom Day (WPFD) Saturday May 3.

Khanje (second from left) with AXA officials

Khanje (second from left) with AXA officials

AXA Executive Coach

AXA Executive Coach

The celebrations will be held under the theme ‘Let Journalism Thrive: Towards Better Reporting, Gender Equality and Media Safety in the Digital Age,’ to cast the spotlight on the challenges that are emerging for free and independent journalism, and quality reporting in the context of the digital age and includes issues of concentration of ownership, self-regulation, investigative journalism and the safety of journalists.

Activities to mark the day will include donations to children with multiple disabilities and hailstorm victims in Rumphi, freedom march, media debate, football and netball games, Annual General Meeting (AGM) and a glamorous red carpet Gala Dinner and awards ceremony.

The football and netball games will see journalists from the northern region battling it out with scribes from both the centre and southern regions of the country.

Speaking during the function in Blantyre on Monday, Axa Bus Company General Manager Curthbet Chinguwo said they decided to donate the bus in appreciation to the support they get from the media.

He also said the company appreciate the role of the media in highlighting and advancing various issues to with social and economic activities.

“We are proud to be part of this year’s World Press Freedom Day. Axa Company depend on the media on various issues, and we have advanced as a company because of the media,” said Chinguwo.

On his part Misa Malawi President Thom Khanje hailed the company for the donation that will enable journalists from other regions to travel to the northern city of Malawi.

Khanje said preparations for the day are at an advanced stage and assured members of a successful celebrations this year.

“We are much grateful to Axa Bus Company for for considering our request and their gesture will enable members from the south and centre to travel to Mzuzu for the celebrations,” said Khanje.

The Deluxe AXA Bus will start off from Blantyre in the morning of May 1 and will pass through Zomba, Balaka, Ntcheu, Dedza, Lilongwe, and Kasungu carrying members for the celebrations in Mzuzu.

“However, Malawi will celebrate the day under the theme ‘Let Journalism Thrive: Towards Better Reporting, Gender Equality and Media Safety in the Digital Age’ to cast the spotlight on the challenges that are emerging for free and independent journalism, and quality reporting in the context of the digital age and includes issues of concentration of ownership, self-regulation, investigative journalism and the safety of journalists,” said Khanje.

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know
Guest

Atolankhani sizokozatu m’bus, iyi ndi coach osati matola apa wenela. osakatayilanso mowa m’bus.

human
Guest

Boma ilo la Khanje!! mukuuthatu ubwana bwana Khanje

brutsha
Guest

The theme sounds three barreled ie “better reporting ,gender and media safety.” I don’t know how you are going to line up activities to address all these issues at once. Try to be specific so that the activities marking the day should address one thing.

otila
Guest

All this without dipping fingers into Account No. 1 or MSB safe lockers. God Bless Mr Marks and Mrs Agnes Katsonga

malawian@mw.com
Guest

this is great and since part of the theme is journalists’ safety you better work with juma. congrats.

SULEMANI
Guest

Paja ku mpoto ndiye kokabibirako. Cholinga kuzinunkha za ziii! all bad meetings happens in the North, akumpoto amaona ngati udolo, ili curse ya ku chigawo

The Press
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My prayers is that the Driver should be more careful because a pool of journalist will be under one roof travelling to Mzuzu.

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