Malawi Parliament Commends Journalists' Work in Disseminating Information
The Parliament of Malawi has acknowledged the significant role that journalists in the country play in disseminating information about its business, writes Brenard Mwanza.
Malawi-The Parliament of Malawi has acknowledged the significant role that journalists in the country play in disseminating information about its business, writes Brenard Mwanza.
Ian Mwenye, Assistant Clerk of Parliament responsible for Protocol and Public Relations, emphasized that the media plays a crucial role in bringing parliament to the people and called for the relationship to be maximized for effective communication of parliament's business to the general public.
Mwenye made these remarks during a two-day media training on parliamentary and legislative reporting, jointly organized by Parliament and Democracy International, to build capacity on parliament practices and procedures.
He commended the media fraternity for extensively covering parliamentary stories, saying, "The media fraternity deserves our deep appreciation for this."
The training was aimed at orienting journalists on how the parliament of Malawi works in different capacities such as its structure, budget, bills, committees, voting, and oversight role, which all border on promoting the development of the country.
Catherine Maulidi, Chairperson of the Press Gallery, a group of journalists covering Parliament, thanked both Democracy International and the Parliament of Malawi for organizing the training, saying, "Most reporters are new in the industry and need more of these capacity building sessions."
Hristijan Gjorgievski, Parliamentary Support Program Chief of Party at Democracy International, said that the training was not a one-time event and that they would organize more sessions to remind journalists on how to effectively report about parliament, providing the public with accurate information.