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Attacks on the Press in 2005 - Snapshots: Malawi

Publisher Committee to Protect Journalists
Publication Date February 2006
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In March, police arrested BBC reporter Raphael Tenthani and Mabvuto Banda of the independent daily The Nation after the journalists reported that President Bingu wa Mutharika had moved out of the presidential palace because of fears it was haunted. The journalists were detained overnight and charged with "publishing a false story likely to cause public fear." A charge of "causing ridicule to the high office of the President" was later added, AFP reported.

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