Stop reporting on albino attacks – media told

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As the government, individuals and other organizations in the country are still looking for the best way to deal with abductions and killings of people with albinism, local media houses have been advised to stop reporting on the deaths of people with albinism.

This is according to the Malawi Health Equity Network (MEHN) executive director George Jobe who said the blackout on the attacks will help in reducing the attacks.

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Media asked to report about attacks on albinos.(Google images)

Jobe said the daily reporting of the attacks and killings is also another factor which is fuelling the attacks.

He added that there is no market on earth where human bones or other body parts are being sold and people countrywide need to remove the feeling that these people are money.

But he argued that the feeling can’t be removed in people’s minds when they continue hearing reports of albino attacks and killings on a daily basis.

“As a concerned citizen of this country, I feel like we need to learn from the recent death of an albino in Ntcheu where the man was killed at his garden, this is not good. The main lesson here is that we need to quit spreading news of such killings.”

“We have talked a lot on the deaths of these people. I think they are these messages which are fuelling these deaths because whenever a person hears of such killings, what comes in his/her mind is that an albino is money, we better stop reporting such cases,” said Jobe.

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  1. Unable to read de detatails bt who is it dat is stopping them & for what reasons?Dis is de most crucial message of de moment dat all media houses whether print or electronic r supposed to to be reporting or writting with much seriousnes! I’m afraid he/she dat is stopping dem may give us a very wrong impresion abt his/her motives behind de decree.How I wish I had powers so dat I could authorise all media houses in malawi print or electronic to give dis topic de greatest preority in deir programing.Dis is a very serious problem dat’ve affected us in many ways so let every individual do his own part in tryn to solve it & I expect government to be in de forfrant doing dat.Disapointed.

  2. Reporting or not reporting will never change anything.It’s the #president together with the #police and the #black_people in the community who can bring this whole thing to an absolute end by #mercilessly dealing with the perpetrators of such satanic crimes against humanity.

  3. Haaa! Mr Jobe i hope ur not mad something is wrong with you,from now on am going to start suspecting you,how can u stand and tell people to STOP reporting this bullshit behavior of abducting and killing people with albinism? U should be the one behind this i have a strong feeling on you Mr.

  4. It is the duty of the media to report anything happen in the country even across the boarder as long as the story is true,so don’t stop your job.

  5. Who has issued this stupid advice? So how will pple mobilize ? Donty just copy silly things because south Africa said something similar about pple who destroy government property during service delivery protests these two are parallel.

  6. You stop now a right of expression and you promote an offence of mulder! Whats that now? We are not talking of killing albinos but we are CRYING FOR THEM. WE WILL STOP WHEN YOU SHOW US A SOURCE OF MULDER.

  7. You stop now a right of expression and you promote an offence of mulder! Whats that now? We are not talking of killing albinos but we are CRYING FOR THEM. WE WILL STOP WHEN YOU SHOW US A SOURCE OF MULDER.

  8. ASIYE CHIFUKWA CHANI?????!!!!..palibe kusiya kupanga report!..cholinga muphe mwakathithi??..Apa mukungowoneseratu kut u are part & parcel ya ma murderers!!..anthu akuluakulu otchuka enaake akuziwapo kanthu zaimfa yama albino..,GOD is watching u!!.,

  9. I Support! Yerekezani Kuti Mumafuna Mutalemera.Mwayesa Njira Zonse Kuti Mulemere Koma Mwalephera.Ndiyeno Tsiku Lina Mukuva Memeza Wa Amfumu Akumemeza Kuti “Anthu Ena Akuba Mitengo Ku Manda Ndikumagulitsa Pa Mtengo Wa K100000 Umodzi,anthuwa Akagwidwa Alangidwa Koopsa”.Ndiyeno Patangotha Masiku Awiri Wina Akukabaso Koma Osagwidwa,ndiyeno Memeza Uja Akumemezaso Kuti “Mtengo Wina Wabedwaso Koma Yemwe Waba Sakudziwika”. Ndipo Akupitiliza Kulengeza Nthawi iliyose Yomwe Mtengo Wabedwa.Kodi Zimenezi Sizingakuganizitseni Kuti Nanuso Mufufuze Misika Tsiku Lina Ndikukayesa Kuba Poganiza Kuti Ndiyo Njira Yachidule Yopezera Dola?.Ndiye Nanga Bwanji Memeza Uja Atasira Kulengeza Za Nkhaniyg? Kodi Simungaganize Kuti Anthu Adasiya Kuba Mitengoyi? Ngati Mumaganiza Zokabako Mitengoyi, Kodi Simungaone Kuti Anzanu Adasiya Kuba Poona Kuti Memeza Uja Wasiya Kulengeza?.Its The Same With This Isue,akasiya Kupanga Report Akhala Ndi Mantha Chifukwa Aziona Kuti Akhala Okha,Zomapanga Reportzi Mma Radio Zikuwalimbikitsa Kuti Alipo Gulu Jatelo Chikunje Jacob Chikunje Chikondi Waloya Chifuniro WA W Mbiri Malekano Chiwanga Loti Phiri Alexander Astelix Eliya Mike Kambanizithe Esther Ulaya Felix Gamalia Chinduta Wodalixika Leo Paul Abel Lucky Zigulana Kapata Nyadani Moyo

  10. Somehow you are clazy don’t take everyone that they didn’t go to school you don’t give strong reason to people why they must not report such issues

  11. I dont think without reporting it to media, you could have known the stupid thing of killing albinos.and its one way how to know which case is high in our country and how to know the improvement of security in our country.the one who said it I dont think he is ivolved on killing after he also hears it from media, akiller is akiller no matter its on media its their duty to report cases in our country.if its so then even this HIV/AIDS should not also reported to avoid people to get it.

  12. You must stop reading albino stories yourselves. whats the role of the media? media censorship? iam sure the so called public broadcaster(the govt broadcaster-DPP).

  13. malawi 24 is a crap anyone trusting anything fro this is either used and looking for lies..the only truth i hv ever read here is that flames lost 3-0 …but even that they also wrote malawi lost 0-3 as if they plyed at kamuzu stadium

  14. What a stupid man he is ?akuopa kugwidwa eti? Awona poti anthu ayamba kugwidwa akudziwa awaulura apa akapezeka kumangokoza basi azimva zothaitha chitsiru chimenechi.

  15. Wayambitsa zopusazo ndani ?dziko lisamadziwe kuti anthu akutha? Tikamati enanu siwoyenera poutsogoleli wadziko mumayea anthu kupanga mwano. .kodi ataphedwa mwana wanu mungaletse dziko kuti lisadziwe?

  16. Mmmm nonsense aleke wy we must knw ntchito ya ma journalist ndi chani anamize anthu akunjawo kuti zasiika pamene ayi mh people with abinism are pple like us we just differ body bt we a the same creature of God ndife amodzi tieni tisawaphe komaso ndili ndi funso a court akamagamula milandu ya opha alibino akuma charger zaka 25yrs ena 17 yrs pamene malamulo akuti opha munthu akhale moyo wawo onse ku ndende kodi ma alubino siathu? Ambuye azaweruza poti judge wamkulu ndi mulungu

  17. Kkkkkk mukufuna muwamalize mwachitsitsi anthufe tizindikire azathuwa anthamo mudziko muno. Dpp sinabwere bwino yabwera ndiadani omwe I cry I cry cry cryiiiiing they belong here,they vote too they are voters, bomali ndakupha

  18. Rimember ku chiiradzulu zodula azimai mabere time ya atcheya, bingu nayeso time yake kunabwera zodula ziwalo, time ino ya pitala mmmh all albinos in Fear…. Ndithudi anthu awa awa awa amadziwako kanthu zimakhala ma business awo winiko sakunama

  19. Job has no nkhani here!how will stopping media stop albino killings?osamangodzuka nkumangolemba maganizo anu just for the sake of writing.don’t u think media is helping to alert and inform people so that the prevent and avoid being killed?NDE tikasiya kunena anthu awona ngati zasiya koma zikuchitika!who r we to reduce media powers to inform,educate and entertain?aMalawi tidakhala bwanji?mmalo mokhala busy kumagwira ma killers tikufuna tisiye kumauzana kuti kunja kwawopya?anthu amasuke kenako aphedwe?it is not safe for albinos,this is a fact and we need to tell as many as we can!!!!!