Mobile network operator Airtel Malawi on Friday hailed the Association of Business Journalists (ABJ) for raising the bar of business journalism in the country.
Airtel Malawi public relations manager Edith Tsilizani said this in Blantyre when the company hosted a dinner for Blantyre-based business journalists under ABJ to interact and understand the challenges they face in their line of duty.
“Airtel continues to support journalists in the country. We support the business category of the Misa Malawi awards and we will continue to support economic reporters,” she said, urging journalists to continue working hard.
ABJ treasurer Dorothy Kachitsa thanked Airtel Malawi for its continued support to the association and business journalists in the country.
She said ABJ remains committed to promote ethical and developmental journalism so that the country has the best crop of journalists who can analyse and report economic news with substance.
“We will continue to build capacity of journalists so that the standards of reporting continue to go up. We believe in partnerships and that the synergy that is there between the ABJ and Airtel will continue,” she said.
Kachitsa said ABJ will hold its annual general meeting (AGM) later this year and will look up to Airtel and other institutions for support.