The Public Relations Society of Malawi (PRSM) has organised a panel discussion this Thursday to be held at Crossroads Hotel in Lilongwe to tackle issues such as who is responsible for the spread of fake news in Malawi and how the problem can be solved ahead of the May 21 2019 Tripartite Elections.
PRSM was officially launched on August 4 this year to promote professional PR for national development.
It is a grouping of public relations practitioners from both the public and private sector.
The panel discussion will be held under the theme ‘The Common Enemy: Unpacking Fake News ahead of 2019 Tripartite Elections.”
Lewis Msasa, PRSM president, said the panel discussion seeks to provide public relations practitioners, elections and governance organisations with tools for countering fake news with a special focus on th eMay 21 2019 elections.
Malawi Electoral Commission spokesman Sangwani Mwafulirwa has commended the society for the panel discussion.
The society recently also condemned hate speech ahead of the elections, appealing to individuals, political and faith groups to tame their tongues to avoid inciting violence.
The group warned that hate speech could fuel intolerance among ethnic, political and religious groups which could breed violence.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :