The Media Institute of Southern Africa (Misa Malawi Chapter) has organised a lecture on the role of the Judiciary in establishing a societal balance between media freedom and a person’s right to their reputation.
The lecture, according to Misa Malawi national director Aubrey Chikungwa, takes place at Protea Ryalls Hotel in Blantyre from 6:30 pm today (Friday).
The lecture, organised as part of the celebrations to mark the 2013 World Press Freedom Day, celebrates and advances the late judge Oliver Manyarara’s intellectual legacy, specifically his work and commitment to media freedom and freedom of expression, according to Chikungwa.
Judge Manyarara was the founding chairperson (1994-2000) of the Misa Trust Fund Board (TFB), the supreme governance structure of Misa.
Chikungwa said: “As the founding father of the institute, his leadership set the foundation of what Misa represents today; a media rights advocacy organisation whose footprints and voice resonates across southern Africa and the rest of the world.
“The memorial lecture will be delivered by Edge Kanyongolo, professor of law at the Chancellor College of the University of Malawi, who is also a former member of the Misa TFB.”