Namisa Blogger of the year 2013,Stimulating the much needed debate

Police in Blantyre have arrested Mr Dave Namusunya editor of the Big issue magazine for allegedly publishing false information and also in connection with a letter that allegedly said the president had resigned. The letter went viral some weeks ago.
But when this blogger contacted Deputy National Police Publicity Officer, he said he is not aware of any arrest.
According to Namusunya close friends who were with him the time he was called to Blantyre Police, the editor was invited to the station over the issue that he uses stolen phones. But upon his arrival at the station the charge changed to being suspected of publishing false information.
Dave’s relative has however confided in this blogger that there are plans that to transfer him to Lilongwe where the case has originated.
The arrest of the big issue editor magazine comes as Britain has urged government to allow citizen in the country to discuss and debate issues challenging their government and make informed decisions.Britain has also said journalist ,bloggers,media organizations and individuals must be allowed to operate freely and safely within international standards.


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