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PRESS STATEMENT

We, the members of the Human Rights Defenders Forum, wish to express concern over the worsening levels of governance as events build up to the 2019 polls. We have noted the increase attacks of media personal since May this year. Few weeks ago, the Malawi Police attacked two journalists; Musase Cheyo and Towera Kumwenda from Zodiak Broadcasting Station (ZBS) whilst on duty in Mzuzu City yet the Police have the duty to protect everyone. Today we are in receipt of reports of an assault on veteran journalist and social commentator, Idriss Ali Nassah at Shoprite shopping complex in Blantyre. Read more