The 52nd Ordinary Session of the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights, held in Yamoussoukro, Cote D’Ivoire from 9-22 October 2012, celebrated the 25th Anniversary of the Commission.

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Malawi’s Centre for Human Rights and Rehabilitation (CHRR) has complained that the media in the country is struggling to access information on mining because the players involved are reluctant to release it. CHRR’s Communications Officer Luke Tembo said the challenge is affecting the media’s efforts to relay relevant information that can help uplift the mining sector. He said this during CHRR’s journalists’ orientation in Mzuzu on how they can access mining information from various stakeholders in Malawi. Check out the news report here.

In a statement by the Chairperson, Brian Ligomeka, MISA-Malawi strongly condemed the barring of Nation Publication Limited’s reporter from a Ministry of Agriculture public function ogranised on 8 April 2010. This he said was in violation of the right of the press to access information guaranteed under section 36 of the Constitution and Malawians their right to know guaranteed under section 37 of the Constitution. Check out the news report.