By Duncan Kaonga
Wisdom Nelson Chimgwede is now the new chairperson of Media Council of Malawi (MCM) following the regional elective general assemblies that took place in the three regions of the country where it elected a new National Governing Council (NGC).
Chimgwede amassed 16 votes as he won the race against Frank Joab Chakhaza who got 14 votes.
The new leadership is expected to reform the media development and self-regulation trajectory in Malawi and renew MCM’s commitment to a continued fight for access to public information, the existence of Media independence and media freedom in the country.
The new NGC comprises of Malawi Broadcasting Corporation (MBC), Tuntufye Radio, Transworld Radio, Mzimba Community Radio, Times Group, Zodiak Broadcasting Station (ZBS) and Nation Publications.
The Media Council of Malawi registered under the Trustees Incorporation Act (CAP 5:03) of Laws of Malawi is an independent, nonprofit, non-political and self-regulating media organization with a mandate to promote professionalism in the media industry by setting standards in the interest of the public in the country.