MACRA News

MACRA outlines plans to promote Media Freedom

The Malawi Communications Regulatory Authority (MACRA) has pledged to continue creating a conducive environment for the enjoyment of media freedom and strengthening of democracy. Addressing a regional conference on Media Freedom and Democracy organized by Media Institute of Southern Africa…

SADC governments working towards Universal access to ICT

Communication Regulators Association for Southern Africa (CRASA) says Information and Communication Technology (ICT) regulators are working tirelessly to achieve Universal Access (UA) in the region. Speaking in Salima district at a project management training for UA managers in the region,…

MACRA holds dialogues on conflict management

MACRA is among stakeholders engaged in dialogue with various stakeholders on conflict management in the face of demonstrations and court battles. The Authority recently held a meeting with secretary generals (SGs)of various parties in the country. Addressing the meeting, MACRA’s…

Malawi set to carry out an ICT access gap analysis study

The government of Malawi through the digital Malawi project is set to carry out an ICT gap analysis study with technical assistance from the Commonwealth Technologies Organization (CTO). Speaking at a stakeholders meeting with the country’s postal and telecommunication sector,…

Broadcasters set to adopt new FM Band Plan

Following the congestion on spectrum FM band, MACRA conducted a spectrum re-planning exercise with the aim of optimizing the FM band plan with minimal interference. Currently the FM band is carrying more than 80 licensed radio stations, the FM band reached…

Malawi to develop a Conformance and Interoperability framework

Malawi with technical assistance from the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) is developing the conformance and interoperability framework for Malawi. Speaking at a meeting which was held in Lilongwe, the ITU representative for Southern Africa Ms.Tumelo Chali stated that Conformity assessment increases…

Call for submission for the WSIS prize 2020

INVITATION FOR SUBMISSIONS TO WSIS PRIZES 2020 The International Telecommunication Union (ITU), a United Nations specialized agency for Information and Communication Technologies (ICT), is calling for ICT entities to submit projects for the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS)…