By October 16, 2016

The Media Council of Malawi has asked government to ensure maximum protection for journalists who will be at Kamuzu International Airport during the arrival of President Peter Mutharika from United States of America.

Amid overstaying of Mutharika in USA, local mdia houses had to counter argue with government and according to Media Council of Malawi this can trigger negative attitudes of government towards local media houses.

Peter Mutharika

Peter Mutharika: returns today.

According to the statement, over the past two weeks the general public, perhaps led and fueled by the media, expressed concern on information blackout regarding the State President’s prolonged stay in the United States where he went to attend the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA).

The statement added that some of those that expressed concern or spoke on the matter argued that the extra costs government was incurring to maintain the president’s continued stay in the United States would hurt more the already fragile economy.

“Rumors were also rife in the social media and in other forums that the president was probably feeling unwell, hence the information blackout. This naturally raised concern and unnecessary anxiety among well-meaning Malawians,” reads part of the statement signed by MCM Executive Director Vales Machila.

“Government did not help matters by not coming clear on the issue (when the need arose) to give immediate response and also to clarify the position on these rumors, ” the statement added.

MCM has since appealed to the police and those arranging the program for the President’s arrival and welcome at the airport to ensure that the media is given adequate protection at the airport.

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“It is obvious that some of the stories carried by the media may not have been pleasing to some sections of the general public, who may want to get even against those concerned,” reads the statement.

“The airport, during the state president’s arrival, provides such opportunity for the aggrieved zealots Of course, immediately he alights from the aircraft, we expect the president to make brief statement to the nation about his visit,” added the statement.

Media Council of Malawi is however expecting that the president is to meet the press and answer their questions in an enclosed room away from party zealots.

Mutharika is expected to land at Kamuzu International Airport in Lilongwe this afternoon.




241 Comments

  1. Tiuzeni zoona apa akazitape pitani mukaone chinthu chonga munthucho si president ameneyo ayi

  2. Talk about the cash gate

  3. aaaaa chfukwa………agwre ntchitoyo basss

  4. mufuse chiyan anthu oipa inu!!!

  5. Malawi 24 munayamba kale kupanga post zin2 zopanda nzeru ,, dzulo mwapanga post kuti President akufuna kumwalilira ku ndata, kodi Presidentyo anakuimbirani phn????? thats wat we call ballocks

  6. chobisira kuti munthu akudwala ndichani? everybody at some stage will get sick. is he not a human being that he can not get sick? why not letting us the truth that he is sick? why should Journalist stay away? that’s not democracy.

  7. Koma ine ndaonabe mkono wina unja Kaya watani munena

  8. Kufunira zoyipa President a Malawi masatana inu mitu yanu yoyendera mamina APM woyeeeeeeeeeee.

  9. Bwanjiso mesa ndindimava kut atolankhan amakhala ndiufulu

  10. Ndikugwirizana Ndi Malawi24.Com Pamene Awonetsa Kugonja Komanso Popeleka Ulemu Kwa Proffessor Peter Muthalika Pamene Wafika Kuno Kumudzi. Malawi24.Com Woyeeee!!!? DPP Woyeeee!!!

  11. Did you observe him when he was coming?I observed something…….

  12. Muchedwa nazo izo dziko lamalawi lilibe mtsogoleli pitani uko musatinyase ndimunthu wanu otha ithayo zamanyi basi

  13. Mmmmm why not journalists?

  14. MWAYAKHULA ZOONA ABWANA AJA ABWELATU MANYADZI BWANJI? Kunena zinthu zopanda umboni munatani kodi anthu inu

  15. Akuopa kumujambula president ali mbulanda ndi misala yayambayo.

  16. Boyd Lifa says:

    Guys president ali kuti?

  17. Asaloledze kulowa kumene Anyani amenewa. Amayakhula mwano kwambilii,

  18. Are we back to old days?nothing to scared of inu atolankhani pitani mwa unyinji ndikuwuza mtundu wa a malawi zomwe mwamva ndikuona kumbukilani kuti malawi is for malawian

  19. Pakanema Anthu Atopa Nkuvina Kkkkk Koma Zili Lero

  20. Malawi making history now

  21. Has he arrived alive?

  22. inunso a media council of malawi advise your subjects to write stories with substantive evidence.asamalembe zinthu zoti angomumva wina akunena.train them to be investigative journalists.prepare your house first!

  23. If I my ask why? ??? Do your job guys we need to know what’s going on truth must be there when ever is needed so us we want the truth whether is that or this

  24. kkkkkk Malawi pa bodza sazatheka instead kunena zoona if he still alive or not coz akutionongera tima K20 amatidula tansonkho

  25. Kodi sanafike tiuzeni zoona

  26. Muli ndi mwayi sadafe munthu onzunza uyo

  27. If i knw dat dis stupid story it wont brng food on the table then non of ma bisness

  28. Zikuwawan koma tilankhulabe

  29. STUPID MINDS…. MWAYAMBA KUOPA? ITHINK ALL PRIVATE RADIOS, ONLINE AND PRINT MEDIA ARE RUN BY INSANE, MAD AND STUPID PPLE…. Bwanji manyazi,, u said he is dead, and today u want security for u to cover his arrival. Kkkkk. By the way u want to cover the arrival of his remains or a live president….????? … … INU OFUNIKA KUKUTHIBULANI NDITHU………

  30. Kodi sanafikebe?

  31. Adel Semu says:

    Kodi sanafike??

  32. Kodi onseo akhale oipa ndiye wabwino ndani?

  33. kkkkk akuopa mutha kuzamumalizitsa

  34. Aaaa! As Media Malawi please do as you know that is uwa job,dont be afraid.akufuna asanene komwe anakabisa ndalama zomwe anaba mkulu wake uja

  35. Ma cadets gwirani ntchito, akamateni ma kholingowo akanganya amenewa kunama iyaah, kungowadalilisa anthu zinthu. zabodza? kkkk

  36. A malawi mukadagona no wonder you have this stupid president who can’t even tell you his whereabouts. Muzachangamuka liti

  37. Komano mbendela zasitsidwa?mwaona komaliza,malemuwa apita ndi ngongole yanga,zili lelo

  38. Nanga akaletsedwa atola nkhani kuti asapenzekeko ku bwalo la Ndegelo, ndie mtundu wa aMalawi, uziwa bwanji zoona zeni-zeni za Malemuwa?

  39. Mutharika government Shame on you! why intimidating your nation who voted for u?
    WHY DONT U JUST ALLOW THE JOURNALISTS DO THEIR WORK? DEAD, SICK OR ALIVE DO U THINK U WIL HIDE 4EVER!
    WE NEED OUR PRESIDENT TO SPEAK TO US!
    HE IS USING PUBLIC FUNDS!
    U CALL YOUR PARTY DEMOCRATIC PROGRESV PARY BUT LISTEN IGNORANT PhD HOLDERS!!
    BRAND UR PARTY
    DICTATORSHIP PROGRESIVE PARTY. THAT SOUNDS BETTER!
    MUTHARIKA WHY CANT U SPEAK TO YOUR PIPO AMID THE GOSSIP THAT U R DEAD? HOWEVER YOUR EXCELLENCY WELCOME BACK HOME…
    BLACKOUT, IS OUR ORDER OF THE DAY!
    6000000 AT RISK WTH HUNGER, JOBLESSNESS HITING THE GRADUATES WHILE U WERE ENJOYING CHICKEN IN USA,
    WELCOME HOME MR PRESIDENT!

  40. wellcame buck peter

  41. kodi watani lero lokhalokha kuti abisale kumtundu wa a malawi, ndipo nditsogolelinji angabisalile anthu ake? anthu bwana afuna akuoneni osati zowathawa anthuzi ai ngati palizolankhula alankhulekoni pang‘ono chabe adziwe kuti inu mulipo

  42. pandani atolankhani onse

  43. Its a democrancy country you jounalist do your job coz whtever they can do with you knw that theyll never run away with the entre world is watching

  44. Definetly he has passed away ,so why can’t u tel us the truth?

  45. Ma repoter ena mmadyerekexa nkhani ndiye ngati abomawo atero kt adxachita kukuitanani kunsonkhano wanu,ndiye mukufuna mupitire makani?democrancy muitenge bwino akakakuphani ndi chikwanje democrancyo muisiya iliphe inu wakumasano mabanja anu mbuyomu mavuto okhaokha

  46. Kkkklkmkkkkkkk ine Ndy ndangogula zituwisa kumwela filizesi kuno Ku LL kudikila abwana tiwaone after long tym

  47. Mukubisa Chani Aboma?

  48. Our cobs show them today….
    These journalist has been underestimating you..that you’re not good enough @ your job
    There4…. pliz break there cameras nicely, & kick there Ass.
    remember u have got a rights to do so.
    Hahaha,!!!! KIA will be the suplex city 2 day.
    wish if I would b there.

  49. Mike John says:

    Mukubisa chani

  50. eya apanga bwino enawa akungofuna kunyoza boma bcoz the report what they know not what they hav seen

  51. Kkkkkk akuywnda wapansi ndekuzafika ndi11pm

  52. Peter Mtharika, why you and your government intimidating Malwawians? This z not your country it’s Malawians country don’t be dictating n take this nation back to usamunda maan. Do not ever think that we Malwawians will be tired n feared of you n it oppressive government we’ll fight until the truth is heard. You didn’t just jump to be where you’re know that it’s those people’s vote who put you there. We employ you n we have the right to ask you whatever we feel as you didn’t report to the nation why you’ll be away for so long

  53. L2:00 APM fika nanga afika nthawi yanji? tikudilira

  54. mwina abwera pa kabhaza

  55. Kwagwanji Kuti A Social Media Asakhalepo

  56. why u say no media mukuwopa chani alekeni chilungamo tichiwone

  57. Mantha akula ku media council,mukuwopanji mwina ndinu amene munakangalika ndi zimauthenga zabodza za imfa ya muthalika?

  58. Hahahah mumati mutani tayang’anani ndege m’mwambamo ya3kano

  59. Tell those marderfuckers! !! Who say he died! T

  60. Let’s wish our fellow malawians well always, why triumphing over death instead of life, are we cursed ‘love is growing cold really, wactout your tongues, do not join them, he is alive ”’let love lead in our nation, we are one ”

  61. Apa chachikulu chidachikulu chidachitika, tiyeni tingodikira kuti tigwa m’mavuto anji. god bless malawi.

  62. Now its 13:46 but is there jet at airport guys?

  63. Mmm Wats Goin On?

  64. musapane nchoncho nditsogoleli wadziko siwachipani uyu ayi anyani inu a dpp

  65. Why? When you said he is ok?

  66. Kodi lyeyo mumati asadwale ? Ndi munthu ngati lfe tomwe mwatani kodi a Malawi lnu simudwala?

  67. KOMA PRESIDENT AMENEYU SANAPANGIDWE CHI SAYIBOGI KOMA?

  68. Adzukulufe tamaliza kale kukumba manda awo

  69. Kkkkkk..zisandikhuze

  70. eti warephera kufika ma transport avuta yiriyose amayimisa yimangodusa

  71. It’s a democratic country, you journalist do your job bcz whatever they can do with you knw that they’ll never run away with it. The entire world is watching

  72. Ndiye mwati ndondomeko yomulandilira mtsogoleri wathu wadziko inasintha? Atolankhani asamapiteko kapena ulendo uwu okha asapezeko koma winawo atha kuzapezeka?

  73. Ngati wanu moyo mumaukonda ndibwino osapita

  74. Chilungami chidziwika chonkha

  75. Do your job guys without inferior of someone bcoz you also threw your vote on that man .

  76. Ati abwera 3 ocklock kkkkkkk

  77. Guys in L city Big man afika ??? Just wanna know

  78. Kuvomereza kuti salibwinodi

  79. Kuli ma detective omwe avala magalasi omwe ali ndi invisible cameras..tiziona mmawa pa news.

  80. Just say rest in peace mr mutharika we dont like you peter

  81. Thy r stupid coz some r serving political parties

  82. Ma Cadets Agwile Ntchito Atolankhani Chilandilileni Ma Kofi Angemba Nkale, Akumayambisa Ma Bodza Ndamenewa Osasekelela

  83. There is nothing to fear if you are innocent and only doing your work. But if you want to fight innocent people, the story will be different. They gonna fight back. And never say they are bad!

  84. Velani ine abwelako ndi moyo m’tsogoleli wanthu njala ipitililebe

  85. Ameneyo ndiye malawi walelo

  86. Nde kut zomwe zakhala zikukamba anthu zija zoona zoti Moloseni amadwalako ku UN general mtng!

  87. Asinthaso akuti afika mawa.

  88. koma 1 koloko yakwana yokha

  89. Dicktatership.ndiye ndizidikirabe pa airport pano?kapena ndivaye kaye ku stedium ndikaonele mpira wa nyerere koma After kumeneko ndilipano kuzawachingamila olemekezeka atolakhani bwerani inuso munawavoteraso abwanawo wina asakuwopsyeni ngati anavota ekha mithulo eti mukufuna zatenga abwanazo mudye nokha

  90. Za usiru utola nkhani wanuwo mumapangira a presidentiwo? Mwasowa chochita eti?

  91. I myself I hate Malawi Media, I wish police must beat them,akufunika mtsogoleri wa nkhanza anthu amenewa.

    • Aaaah atsogoleri kulakwatu uk
      u… tax ija mwaila kale? Ntsogoleri yu ngwatonse tikuenera kudziwa chinavuta mchani ndiyekhayo angafotokoze zomveka pa zonse tamkhala tikumva basi..

    • Then u are ignorant my dear,u don’t know the requirements of social communication

    • U r ryt Felix Njoloma…. They reports baised and unchecked stories about the President always.. They call the Police unprofessional… so y do they need the protection from unprofessional Cops.? They told us the President is dead, y cant they just cover his funeral service than trying to get a photo of Him.

    • Godwin u r the one who is ignorant cause u dont see that Malawis media houses luck moral standards, quality and most importantly Ethics of Journalism.. (Am sorry to break ur eggs nothing personal here)

    • Thanx Godwin for calling us ignorants,can u pleas tell me why do they need protection from police?

  92. First Take Care Ov Ur Lyf Inu Atolakhane Den Za Job Next.

  93. A Zodiack nanuso paujeni panu munatiuza kt muzitipatsila zochitika kumene pano kuli ziii.. Mudikila magetsi azime

  94. Timvetu apa za peter guyz

  95. Time is up whats story?

  96. Maybe his dead why not jounalist be there we all want to here from mr president why the delays of coming back home

  97. musatinamize peter sabwela mukufuna kutipusisa basi

  98. Why is Peter landing at night at the airport quiz him hard no lame excuse that he is tired

  99. akuopa chani a professser kkkkk

  100. Yoxy Gama says:

    Mr wateva sadzatheka kkkkkkk

  101. Tiwuzeni yakwana nthawi

  102. Osati boma ayi koma inu aDPP imeneyi si democracy ayi.akubwerayo si president ayi koma katundu wa asilikali athu mwina

  103. Its now 1300hrs tikudikira kuseli kwa airport ife

  104. Waiting to see….koma if possible private reporters stay away,ma cadets nd ankhanza akakududuluzani nd zikwanje.ts u job koma moyo wanu 1st

  105. Bola asatibweretsere mbale wake wa peter nkhope zawozi 2 mnts ina yake zimazabalalisa why so much securty private jornalsts are da ones that cn tel us da truth on hs arrval!!

  106. What happens to our neighbour Malawi

  107. Ine monga wakumudzi ndadya amphonda anga(mango ophika) nanga si ufa ndilibe, ndili phee pa nthuzi kawailesi kanga pambalipa nditakaluzira chimtolo cha mabatire 24,cholinga ndimve zoona zokhazokha lero osato mawa ai….eeeeyyyyeeetuuu

  108. No protection from Police.Why need them now?You have been saying they are unprofessional.Just take with you machetes…ha,ha,ha.

  109. Lee Nkata says:

    sadzabweranso!

  110. Mtolankhani take care kuli zikwanje kumeneko mosakayika.Remember 10 June 2011 a day before the demos!!

  111. majournalist analolela kale kufela tchito yawo…moti Malick Nela wa Zodiak muuzen 1pm yakwana…komaso tiyeni nazoni nthawi munkanena yakwana.

  112. Devil has pour the spirit of lies to Malawians who are not born again

  113. Do want u kno as a journalist guy, akuopa chani ziululika Mulungu si munthu

  114. Who gonna protect them? And why?mmalemba zopusa ndiye lero mukufunako chiyani ku KIA ?tithana nanu amene mmati wamwalirayo asanalowe mmanda muyamba ndi inuyo ndipo musabwereko sitikukusowani mwamva

  115. 9 minutes diso langa pa tv

  116. Kkkkkkkkk koma kumeneko

  117. Atolankhani chenjerani moyo sumabweraso ukapita

  118. Mmmmm mwayesa muzaloweranso pa window never Viva #APM

  119. Abweretsako cargo without value,charge no custom

  120. Isanaterebe ndegeyoooo tinamusowatu

  121. Koma abweradi?ndipo abwera wamiyo?ndipo ngati ali wa moyo bwanji akukaniza atolankhani?zaoonetseratu kuti anthu sakumufuna munthuyu.

  122. Please Journalist Do Ur Job

  123. malawi 24 ndiwachamba yemweyu walemba kuti Aliyese atha kukalandila nawo sogoleli pano akusithaso

  124. Kod paja munat abwera ali m’bokosi?

  125. Ngankhale mutabusa motani koma tsiku lake ndilimodzi anthu azafunika kutenga nawo mbali.

  126. No Secret In This World Tivabe Chilichonse.

  127. ngat sakufuna atola nkhani,ndizachiziwikile kut Pitala wazima,sakupumaso

  128. But some few days ago we were told that our president will arive at KIA in the morning 9:00 on sunday 16th october, but up to nw our president isn’t yet, this is almost the half day of 16th october!

  129. Tifuna timuone live tidziwe ngati tili nae

  130. Ulendo Uwu Ndiye Uvuta Kodi Abweletsako Chani Kuti Kukavute Chonchi?

  131. Ulendo Uwu Ndiye Uvuta Kodi Abweletsako Chani Kuti Kukavute Chonchi?

  132. Maliro adyedwa awa ndithu

  133. koma ulendo umenewu watchuka mmmmm!!!

  134. diso langa pa tv mmm

  135. kod bac lero nkhan ndiya mr muthalika,tatopa nanu,

  136. Maliro anji osaona nkhope

  137. maDPP cadets zikwanje zili mmanja kudikira kukhapa atolankhani lero

  138. Gift Natro says:

    When will APM arrive

  139. yasala 30minutes koma pa tv palibe chilichose

  140. do your job journalist, don’t be afraid, u have rights to writte and report whatever u gonna see there, no one will harm since the national is also following!

  141. akubisa chani tiziti anyamula chamba cha kwa azungu??

  142. tisamve kuti wina wamvulala eeech…..!!!!!!