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Reporters Without Borders issues "enemies of press freedom" blacklist

The Blacklist is an attempt to name all those who have personally committed crimes or grave offences against journalists or media and who are still unpunished.

Reporters Without Borders calls on the authorities in the countries concerned to seriously and impartially investigate these cases and to prosecute and punish those responsible.

Malawi


On the blacklist :
Chihana Jeremiah (Nephew of the leader of the Alliance for Democracy party)
No information available
 

Black list : Malawi
 

Perpetrator : Chihana Jeremiah 
Position : Nephew of the leader of the Alliance for Democracy party 
Type of attack  : Physical attack
Place : Muzuzu , Malawi
Date : 2.05.2005
Legal action so far  : No information available
Victim's name and employer  : Mtika Collins of the Daily Times

The facts  :
Reporter Collins Mtika, of the Daily Times newspaper, was beaten by activists of the Alliance for Democracy party, which is part of the government, during a press conference on 29 January 2005 when party leader Chakufwa Chihana criticised a decision to sack him from the party for alleged poor governance and fraud. Mtika said Chihana’s nephew Jeremiah ordered his supporters to beat him up, accusing him of reporting lies about his uncle. He suffered a black eye and painful bruises.