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Elections 2009 and MCM-What happened?

Media can endorse candidates-Osman, MCM - May 9 2009

With none days before the polling day media experts have said there is nothing unethical or unprofessional for the media to endorse a presidential candidate on the basis of his or her policies and aspirations. But a political analyst has spurned the idea saying it is not ideal for the country’s media to endorse a candidate because media houses lack capacity to endorse candidates on the basis of objectiveness.

Debate Pins Bingu, JZU - 30th April 2009

The two frontrunners in the May 19 presidential polls face each other during a live political debate scheduled between May 12 and 18 before a crowd of 1,000 people. The audience to the debate between DPP presidential candidate President Bingu wa Mutharika and opposition MCP/UDF alliance torch bearer John Tembo, would include politicians, diplomats, civil society leaders and members of the general public. Organizers, Media Council of Malawi (MCM) confirmed the two come face to face in the first debate at Capital Hotel in Lilongwe.

Managing elections campaign propaganda in media - May 6 2009

The Media Council of Malawi (MCM) is involved in facilitating conflict-free elections during this year’s elections process. MCM’s executive Director Baldwin Chiyamwaka writes on how the media can manage propaganda in this year’s elections campaign.

MCM Reminds Key Stakeholders of their Role in Relation to the Media in the 2009 Electoral Process

The first and second phases of the electoral process which started with the registration of voters and party primary elections respectively will soon be getting into the third phase namely the political campaign. The Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) will blow the whistle for the campaign race on 17th March 2009. 

Presidential Debate to help electorate

Media Council of Malawi (MCM) has organized presidential debates in the run up to the general elections on May 19. The debates will start on Tuesday, May 12 and will engage all presidential candidates. Edyth Betha spoke to MCM executive director Baldwin Chiyamwaka to explain more on this matter.


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