MBC comes under intense fire for describing HRDC as terrorist group

State controlled Malawi Broadcasting Corporation (MBC) has come under intense fire for describing the Human Rights Defenders Coalition (HRDC) as a terrorist on its prime news bulletin.

The tax payer money run broadcaster said this in connection with the highly patronised protects marches in the country’s cities of Blantyre, Lilongwe, Zomba and Mzuzu.

Malawians expressed shock and displeasure at the public broadcaster’s editors decision to use the word, describing it as cheap propaganda and reckless.

The Malawians have called on the HRDC leadership to sue MBC and report it to regulator Macra, Media Council of Malawi and the Misa Malawi for reprimand.

There was no immediate comment from MBC management but the word terrorist group was edited out in the subsequent news bulletins.

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Commissioner
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This madness of following Mutharika to talk in a very careless manner tsiku lina muzasimba muli pakhonde Keanu. MBC mukunyoza aliyense from MDF, Courts and all innocent Malawians. Fwatseki nonse ndi Bottoman wanuyo

Muruti
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Muruti

Thats the most unethical wreckless journalism piece this new 2020 decade shame & woe to MBC personnel some in that group u call terrorist will be ur boss tomorrorw. plizz restrain & refrain urself from being political puppets & pawns…

mpanda
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mpanda

They just don’t understand them i think . If they were truly terrorists then why do they have dialogs with the government to see if the problems can resolved . The hrdc have been preaching peace demonstrations all the time and deliver their petitions peacefullythose breaking people’s properties vandalizing and stealing are thieves taking advantage on hrdc’s demos. Should they watch everything happening in Malawi with the dpp government every one should have been in prison ndikumangani anachulukanso kwambiri. Let the people’s voice heard through their petitions . The thousands of malawians marching in the streets can’t all be stupid… Read more »

Forgive them
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Forgive them

Amene mukuti hrdc ndi zifwamba,
Nde mdf nawonso ali muguluomwelo coz analipo madera onse omwe hrdc imapangitsa zionetsero,Zoona mbc kumatengera za munthu wa zaka 80 kumamumvera,ahh inu ndi gogo uyu kaya,lero amayankhula zina mawa zina,panopa akuti mademo tisiye uthenga wafika,wafika ndi ndani?zifwamba? Mbc mupusa nazo izi,sadzakuchotsani ntchito adzangokusinthani kupita ku remote area mudzapanga resign nokha tikatenga boma.

chkoti
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chkoti

They are terrorists by their actions…tangokhala kut Malawi is beautifully democratic to the core…koma anzawo a bokoharam awa ndithu .anthu oipa mitima..

Mascha
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But did they lie??isnt mtambo a terrorist?

Suzgo
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Suzgo

Terrorists are people who destroy other people’s hard earned property, have others injured or dying, burn houses, loot shops and cause havoc like HRDC do when demonstrating. Yes, they cause terror for many innocent Malawians lock themselves up and fear to carry out any economic activity!
HRDC is indeed a terrorist group. They bring thugs into the city for lockdown.

JTT
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JTT

How about the thugs led by mutharika who are stealing our hard earned money and shamelessly bribing judges. Don’t be stupid. Malawians can’t tolarate such obscenity and impunity. Do you expect Malawians to keep quiet and do nothing when DPP led by mutharika are going around bribing judges handling a case that can make or unmake our country. If it were in civilized countries there would be wave after wave of violence until you useless mutharika resigned.

Zede
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Zede

Muziti hrdc and mcp have expressed shock. Don’t say Malawians

Mmalawi
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Mmalawi

Zede that was simply too stupid. Don’t defend stupid things for the sake of party leaning . That was simply uncalled for and stupid by mbc.

George Malemu
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George Malemu

Me too expressed shock because am a Malawian and not HRDC. If you think that organization is a terrorist group then report it to relevant authorities even to International Organizations so that they can deal with it. We have the Police Service with its intelligence department, the MDF with its own Intelligence department and the National Intelligence Bureau. Why not using these organization to deal with this terrorist organization. Its leaders can be spotted in town and elsewhere, can you really spot the whereabouts of Terrorist leaders when they hibernate to locations known to themselves only. The barbaric actions of… Read more »

Bondo
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Bondo

HRDC or MCP are all Malawians. The corruption which DPP is involved in is envil on its own. We pay taxes to save lives, develop a country not to enrich few.

Tuvitwana
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Tuvitwana

ACHINA PHILLIP BUSINESSMAN, MASEYA, CHISANU NTHAWI YAWO YATHA PANO ANGOWUWA KKKKKKKKK

Kano
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Kano

MBC is dead, boycott them.