MEC warns scribes against election biased reporting

Pollster, the Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) has warned journalists against biased reporting on the forthcoming highly contentious tripartite elections.

Mathanga: Fake news can be recipe for violence

MEC commissioner Jean Mathanga said biased and unfair election reporting has potential to put off potential voters as well as ignite violence.

Mathanga said this Monday in Lilongwe at the start of a two-day reporting course.

“Biased reporting, unfair reporting and bad reporting of the election can make people choose bad leaders. This can ignite violence,” said Mathanga.

She blamed fake news in some online publications as well as mainstream media.

UNDP technical advisor Richard Cox advised the journalists to take the course seriously in order to make the election, in two weeks’ time, a great success.

At least 80 journalists from both print and electronic are attending the course.

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3 years ago

MEC too should be Open…For instance we are hearing kuti Nkhope za ma Registered Voters Ena Zitosowa…Why not Communicate Properly now instead of Waiting for People to Discover on the Polling day…Causing Unnecessary Tension.

3 years ago

Apanga kale

3 years ago

Mathanga should stop fooling herself in public. I guess she was saying this just because donors were around not necessarily that she meant what she said. It’s an open secret Mathanga like her boss, are DPP diehards and know exactly what cadets like Business and Msokho are doing at MBC. If they wanted, they could have stopped this nonsense at MBC but they don’t

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