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>> Balancing Competing Interests in the Media: The Case of Commercial Interests Vs Editorial Independence By Baldwin Chiyamwaka - Regional Conference on Media in a Globalised World: The Impact of New Media on Journalism. The Panari Hotel, Nairobi, Kenya 1st to 3rd May 2009

>> MEDIA SELF REGULATIONS: The Merits - Balancing Freedom and Responsibility

Nobody’s perfect. The media also makes mistakes. But mistakes does not mean the media has failed or fails

>> MEDIA ETHICS: A Call to Responsible Journalism

For many years now, globally, the media has assumed and reinforced its important role as a legitimate reflection of public interest and opinion. Since Edmund Burke’s famous remarks made in the House of Commons in England in 1774 in recognition of the important contributions the press made, the place and position of the media in society and governance structure of states continues to be recognized and consolidated as the fourth estate. This is very true of the Malawian media which is fast becoming a strong pillar, catalyst and tool of democracy since 1994 when Malawi re-embraced multi-party democracy with a liberalised, plural media. 

>> How digital brodcasting will change operations in media services

Digital technology is transforming both broadcasting and (as a result of convergence) the larger world of communications. The impending analogue switch-off will have a major impact not only on the media industry but also on household consumption of media products in Malawi and of course all over the developed world.  For the broadcast industry, world over, this is the most important transformation since its beginnings almost a century ago. The basis for this transformation lies in the digitalization of the broadcast signals carried over the main transmission platforms: cable, satellite and the terrestrial broadcasting network. Past technological transformations as well as changes in many other areas have only spurred evolutionary changes and not revolutionary change. This is typical of two classical assertions about change:

>> MEDIA ETHICS: A presentation at the Malawi Electoral Commission “Stringer” Training Course

1.Defining  self regulation - code of conduct as self regulation
2.Unethical conduct is betrayal of the profession and breach of public trust
3.Why ethics? (definition & need 4 ethics)
4.Ethical Dilemmas
5.General ethical issues
6.Achieving responsible journalism