Macra warns of severe punishment to internet abusers

The Malawi Communications Regulatory Authority (MACRA) Corporate Communications Manager, Clara Mwafulirwa has warned that the authority would punish all abusers of the internet because doing so was contravening the cybercrime Act.

 Mwafulirwa: Malawi needs an empowering, inclusive and safer internet

Mwafulirwa was speakin in an Interview on the sidelines of the first ever commemoration of Safer Internet Day (2019) coupled with responsibility of looking into online safety in Blantyre.

“The communications regulator in partnership with Information and Communications Technology Association of Malawi (ICTAM) and Youth Ne and Counselling (Yoneco) is calling upon all stakeholders in the country to raise awareness and promotion of safer internet,’’ said Mwafulirwa.

Mwafulirwa said MACRA has intensified its strides to sensitise the general population on how they can protect their online identity, noting that the harm caused to children is amplified when images of abuse and exploitation go viral on the social media.

She said Malawi needs an empowering, inclusive and safer internet for all and the digital divide between us and the Internet must be a focus for both government and private sector to support growth and reduce poverty by embracing ICT to the core.

Mwafulirwa added that MACRA through various law enforcing agents and other key partners were keen to bring to book all internet abusers on the social media in the country.

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Ndendeuli
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Ndendeuli

Just fire Godfrey Itaye your stupid boss and all the insults will go away!

Che Tambula
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Che Tambula

This is thinking like educated fools or intelligent idiots.

Chimulirenji
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Chimulirenji

Retrogressive mentality!

Apumbwa
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Apumbwa

whatever happened to freedom of speech???

Klaus
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Klaus

Tiyeni tiwavere tisakonde mchitidwe omatukwana ku dzera pa social media

CITIZEN
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CITIZEN

STUPID BABOONS!

democrat
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democrat

DPP on the act. you are funding a political shit and u r here telling us about cybercrimes….. timangeni basi, si zomwe mukufuna

Pete
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Pete

Abuse can be what you did on using our money to sport a political party. And then you want to teach us a bout abuse of internet. Stop misusing state resources then we will treat you serious.

Anderson
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Anderson

It would be good to first give an overview on what acts are considered ‘abuse of the internet’.

Mussa
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Mussa

I concur with you Anderson, how can people talk about warnings of severe punishments to the masses before sensitizing them of what such abuses are in the first place?????????