MBC confirms suspension of reporter over public disapproval of fake news picture

Tax-funded Malawi Broadcasting Corporation (MBC) has confirmed that it has disciplined its  reporter Austin Kakande for damaging the reputation of the news organisation after the public  disapprove a false news picture on the Mzuzu dual carriage way project which it published.

Sumbuleta: We have suspended the reporter pending investigations

MBC posted a caption story on its Facebook page  about the project’s progress by  instead used a photograph from West Cornwall in England that portrayed it as the 1.3 kilometre Mzuzu dual carriage way being constructed  by Strabag Construction Company.

The public disapproved the false new picture and  MBC has reacted by suspending the online services reporter Kakande who was responsible in posting the caption story.

MBC  director general Aubrey Sumbuleta confirmed the suspension of Kakande pending investigations.

“As a public broadcaster, the Malawi Broadcasting Corporation is expected  to maintain high standards of integrity and ethical conduct, a thing you have failed to uphold in this particular case,” reads a suspension letter signed by controller of administration and human resources Mabuchi Kapachika.

According to the letter , the online services reporter  also violated MBC’s terms and conditions service 2015 section 9.2.15.

Kakande declined to comment.

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Ndendeuli
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Ndendeuli

What are you going to do about the president who peddles lies on your stupid TV and radio on a daily basis?

opportunist
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opportunist

As for me i stopped watching/listening to MBC 10yrs ago.

Malemu
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Malemu

When have you known that MBC needs to maintain high standards of integrity and ethical conduct

Make Malawi Great
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Make Malawi Great

dual carriage way by Dpp led govt LMAO koma abale desparate times.

Central
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Central

Sumbuleta tsopano wayamba kutuluka fumbi mkamwa………..!! Ndipo simunati……………….!!

Why suspend the young boy only when you pretty know that for everything to be released from MBC, your Editors have a hand of approval, and even those editors show you [Sumbuleta] what they are releasing?

kaya
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kaya

You need also to suspend Philiph Businesss. This is another political charlatan being used by apumbwa to distort information about development status of the country. Come 21 May, 2019 he will be blacklisted. He thinks DPP is here to stay for a century. Zoputsa basi

Ekwendeni
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Ekwendeni

Suspend Phillip Businesses if you indeed uphold ethical broadcasting

Agenda Setting Theory
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Agenda Setting Theory

Picking on the weak and the overzealous reporter. Why haven’t you taken hid of all other complaints that people have made against MBC.

nkonsimphile gumede
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manyaziti amenewa apumbwa, suspending mwana oti mumamutuma ndinu amene???? mlakho broadcasting corporation chimene inatiwuzako chowona ndi chani?????

MAPUYA MULUPALE
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MAPUYA MULUPALE

amuyimitsa kudikira kuchotsedwa ntchito. akangokuchotsa ntchito uwapitile ku khoti apumbwa amenewa.chifukwa anachita kukuza kuti uposite nseu omwe udzafanane ndi ku mzuzu . plz nseu ofanana ku fanana sinde kuti ndiumenewo ai. ine nditha kuyiwina imeneyi.

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