Malawi: Radio station resumes operations
'On 9 June 2009, the Blantyre Magistrate court ordered police to leave the premises of Joy FM Radio, a privately owned radio station, consequently allowing the station to go back on air. The ruling comes three weeks after police cordoned off the station, claiming that the radio station had aired campaign materials outside the official 60 days of campaign in the run-up to the 19 May general elections. The station was technically closed on 19 May by the police, who also arrested two radio presenters, Aubrey Nazombe and Mary Chande-Mhone, and a technician, Abdul Razzak Telera, in the early hours of election day on grounds that they aired a programme called "Chilungamo Chilikuti".'
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URL Link: http://www.ifex.org/malawi/2009/06/18/station_resumes_operation/
Author Organisation: IFEX