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Malawi: The Internet Should Stay On to Help Ensure a Free and Fair Election in Malawi

Over the weekend, Director General of the Malawi Communication Regulatory Authority (MACRA), Godfrey Itaye, called a meeting in Blantyre to take place at 17h30 on Saturday, 18 May 2019.  The meeting’s pressing action item: discussing the government’s attempt to shutdown access to phones, WhatsApp, and other social media sites during…
Staff Writer
21 May 2019
Freedom of Expression, Assembly and AssociationJudgmentsMalawiSexual and Reproductive Health Rights

Malawi: Protecting right to freedom of expression for Woman Human Rights Defenders

SALC is supporting the Women Lawyers Association (WLA) of Malawi to challenge the arbitrary arrest and detention of a Woman Human Rights Defender (WHRD) on a charge of “Insulting the Modesty of a Woman” in contravention of section 137(3) of the Penal Code. On 14 September 2017, Beatrice Mateyo, Executive…
Tambudzai Gonese
23 Jan 2019
AngolaBotswanaDemocratic Republic of CongoEswatiniFreedom of Expression, Assembly and AssociationLesothoMalawiMozambiqueNamibiaNewsRule of LawSouth AfricaTanzaniaZambiaZimbabwe

STATEMENT: SALC COMMEMORATES INTERNATIONAL WORLD PRESS FREEDOM DAY

On 3 May, every year, the world celebrates the International World Press Freedom Day. The occasion is regarded as an opportunity to celebrate the fundamental principles of press freedom, assess the state of press freedom, defend the media from attacks on their independence and pay tribute to journalists who lost…
Staff Writer
2 May 2018
Articles and OpinionsFreedom of Expression, Assembly and AssociationRefugee and Migrant RightsSouth AfricaZimbabwe

SALC IN THE NEWS: ZIMBABWE: WHAT HOPE FOR DIASPORA VOTE IN 2018 ELECTIONS?

The Daily Maverick In the past the constitution of Zimbabwe and other legal instruments were not providing for Zimbabweans abroad to vote. However, the 2013 Constitution makes provision for a diaspora vote but unfortunately the country is still to align its laws to the supreme law. By SALLY NYAKANYANGA. Last…
Staff Writer
30 Oct 2017