Minister tells Malawi media to refrain from sensational reporting: ‘Write positives about govt’

Minister of information, tourism and civic education Japie Mhango MP, has advised reporters in the country to be objective and professional when doing their work in the country and refrain from sensational reporting.

Jappie Mhango: Dont be sensational, he tells the media

Jappie Mhango: Dont be sensational, he tells the media

Blantyre Press Club members cleaning the hospital

Blantyre Press Club members cleaning the hospital

Mhango said this when he officially opened a one day Annual General Meeting for Blantyre Press Club at Sun ‘n’ Sand holiday resort in Mangochi on Saturday .

He said media is regarded as fourth arm of government and that they are means of disseminating vital information and advised journalists not to hype the basic facts or misinform.

Mhango urged reporters to focus on positives about government and element of ‘biases must be overcome.

He also encouraged the media personnel to aim high by continuing with education to the higher levels to equip themselves with the changes in the world and media industry.

Earlier during the day members if the club went to Mangochi district hospital, which is one of the oldest hospitals in the country opened in 1981 by then president Ngwazi Dr Hastings Kamuzu Banda where they cleaned the premises.

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Thako Lambeta

Iwe nduna iwe, ukufuna atolankhani ayambe kunama?


Since there is nothing positive to write about the government, it looks like there will be blank pages in the press. Yet another attempt to manipulate the media. It doesn’t work like that in a democracy. Perhaps the ‘D’ should be dropped from ‘DPP’, and the ‘P’ as well, since it is neither a ‘democratic’ nor a ‘progressive’ party. It is just a ‘Party’ having a good time at the country’s expense.


Boma lopanda positive from May 2014 useless Govt chauta atikhululukile ndiye mumati me reporters positive ayitenge kuti. Kunkholo kwawo?


Mr Propaganda minister, l thought MBC is already doing what you are asking from possibly private media houses! Kapena zomwe akuchita a MBC simukukwanilitsidwa nazo? Pepani!

Sopo Walala

There Are Positives And Negatives In Any Human Being Kungoti A Malawi Tinazolowera Kunyoza Atsogoleri Athu Kaya Ufiti Kapena Usawi Or Okhwiri

Analisti wamkulu

So you want the media should be writing lies that Malawi has developed to point that you can hardly recognise it as it was repeatedly lied in the past.?Your Dpp govt is crap.Just a waste of time.Nothing is moving at the moment.Malawians have become more poorer than in 70s apart from a few cashgaters that are being shielded by some crooked politicians.A Jappie Palibe chanzeru mwayankhulapo apa.


Really????, give me one positive thing that we can write home about. This administration is in lala land ( Dream world) so much out of touch with reality.


In other words “Sugar coat” all true stories
Koma DIPHIPHI kkkkkk
Useless leadership.


Are You Pure Mhango Or Counterfeit Whereby you have some lomwe traits. Money should not inept your outstanding intellegence.


I have NEVER thought in my wildest dreams that there can be positive things to write about in Malawi under the DPP government.I didn,t know that Mr Jappie Mhango can be that stupid to force the Media to write positive things about Malawi. Where are these positive things that needed to be written by the Media? U mean the changing of Drivers licence every year may b or even better,the most expensive passport to apply in the world?

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