The Media Institute of Southern Africa (MISA)-Malawi Chapter has postponed an elective Annual General Meeting (AGM) which was scheduled to take place on 2nd of May this year amidst Coronavirus fears.
Misa-Malawi Chapter Chairperson, Tereza Ndanga confirmed the development through a press statement. She said the new date for the elective AGM will be announced in due course as the situation on Covid-19 improves.
“Due to the Covid-19 outbreak; both the World Press Freedom Day (WPFD) celebrations and the elective Annual General Meeting (AGM) have been postponed,” said Ndanga adding that “If the Covid-19 situation worsens, an online election may be considered”
According to Ndanga, debates that are usually conducted alongside WPFD activities will be conducted on radio and television, as scheduled on May 3, with the membership and the general public participating through texts and phone calls.
Meanwhile, Misa-Malawi Chapter has called upon journalists in the country to take safety and precautionary measures as they conduct their duties during the 21-day nationwide lockdown, which starts midnight on Saturday, April 18.
Malawi President Professor Peter Mutharika on Tuesday declared a 21 day lockdown as a measure of preventing the spread of Coronavirus in the country.