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Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Malawi Nyasa Times

Nyasa Times: Online newspaper for Malawi including news, features, polls, photos, videos and comments. Go to the official Nyasa Times website.

Nyasa Times is an online news site providing Malawian news. It began reporting in late 2006. According to its own website it received "over 8 million hits per month" in 2010.
In 2009, the times were criticised for publishing a story alleging that president Bingu wa Mutharika had fallen into a coma. It later retracted the story. However, in 2010, three of the site's editors requested asylum in the UK, after reporting they would be deported to Malawi to face charges. Continue story here

Nyasa Times Editors Seek Asylum in Britain VOA

Editors of the privately owned online publication The Nyasa Times say they’re seeking political asylum. The editors -- based in Leeds -- say Malawi’s government has asked the British High Commission in Lilongwe to help send them home to face charges. Malawian officials deny the allegation.
The Nyasa Times has often been a thorn in the side of Malawi’s authorities and even media groups. The web paper is well known for its criticism of the Malawian government, in general, and President Bingu wa Mutharika, in particular. continue story here
Nyasa Times Managing Director, Edgar ChiwakaNyasaTimes Editor Thom Chiumia
Edgar Chibaka and Thom Chiumia  editors for the Nyasa Times

  Bingu attacks Malawi Nyasa Times as McCain and Obama attacked the Media.
 According to an article posted on the Nyasa Times website, Mr Bingu wa Mutharika, the Malawi President is quoted as saying: “The Nyasa Times has been part of the vilification campaign against me and my government. It has concentrated on tarnishing my image internationally for reasons which I don't know. Much focus has been on negatives only and not on positives about my government” Continue story here

Malawi paper under fire over false report
The Nyasa Times, an online newspaper allegedly published in the United Kingdom by Malawians, has come under fire for publishing a false story alleging that president Bingu wa Mutharika had suddenly fallen seriously ill and is in a coma. Continue story here

Nyasa Times Editor Thom Chiumia/Nyasa Times Twitter feed, click here 

MDF Formed by Nyasa Times Editors 
The Malawi Diaspora forum, which is the coming together of Malawians who are living is diaspora to  help tackle the many concerns about what is happening back home is proving to be giving Malawi President Bingu Mutharika some sleepless nights. The group which was formed in UK , has its coordinators in the name of renown Nyasa Times journalists Thom Chiumia and Edgar Chibaka. For more visit Chalo Mvula's Blog  here and Victor Kaonga  here

Nyasa Times Invited to Speak at St-Andrews University
Mr Thom Chiumia, Editor of the Nyasa Times, Coordinator of the Malawi Diaspora Forum invited to speak at University of St-Andrews about Malawi. For more information about the event click here to visit St-Andews University website.

Anti-Nyasa Time Journalism Blog
The Nyasa Times has to stop publishing articles that are not well written! The Nyasa times should stop publishing online articles that can not measure to journalistic standards. This is shameful for Malawians in the diaspora and shameful for Malawian journalists. Go to Anti-NyasaTimes Journalism Blog

Malawi authorities blocking Nyasa Times website

Mutharika and Mugabe

Mutharika: Using one option, to block the website
In what amounts to suffocation of freedom of expression, the Government of Malawi is blocking access to the Nyasa Times newspaper website. Read the full article here.

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Nyasa Times - Description: Nyasa Times is an online news site providing Malawian news founded by Edgar Chibaka who remains its Managing Editor assisted by Thom Chiumia.


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