Political commentators in the country have reiterated the need for government to stop attacking the media and recognise the good work the journalists does.
The current Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) government has been attacking the media saying some media houses are aimed at tarnishing the image of government.
But one of the political commentators in the country Boniface Dulani said the media is the one which bridges the gap between government and people.
Dulani who is based at Chancellor College said the media informs people of what is happening in the country which is one of the pillars of democracy.
“The media is there to hold the government accountable hence the need for government to stop attacking the media because they are the messengers for the country,” Dulani said.
He added that government should focus on ending the problems facing the country rather than fighting media houses as this will not help the country.
According to Dulani, if government is to tolerate the media and continue solving problems in the country it will show that there is good governance.
In October, government attacked the media for reporting that President Peter Mutharika was ill after he extended his stay in the United States of America where he went to attend the United Nations General Assembly.
Last month, DPP officials also took a swipe at the media saying they were publishing lies about Mutharika and criticising his policies.