Watchdogs Fear New Bill Will Silence Malawi Govt Critics
The government is contemplating an amendment to the Non-Governmental Organizations Act. This amendment will regulate NGOs, international and local charities, rights organisations, grassroots groups, and faith-based organisations. Charities fear that the amendment will silence government critics, saying it would have "absolute powers without accountability".
Thomson Reuters Foundation, 26 November 2018
Advocacy groups fear that the government will use the new law to shut down organisations that speak out against corruption Read more »
View east into Area 2 of Old Town Lilongwe, Malawi.
Nyasa Times, 24 November 2018
Some civil society organisations (CSOs) have petitioned Parliament, asking that the Non-Governmental Organisations (Amendment) Act, 2018 should not be tabled as observed by… Read more »
Nyasa Times, 19 November 2018
Regional human rights defenders have accused Malawi government's attempts to close down human rights NGOs through its draconian proposed Bill that regulates the work of… Read more »