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Malawi Parliament Staff Beats Photojournalist

This photojournalist working for Malawi’s leading daily, The Nation had a rude awakening on Thursday at the National Assembly in Lilongwe when she was roughed up by Parliament’s security officer, a Mr Chilinda.
Condemnations from press freedom rights bodies have started flowing in describing Mr Chilinda’s actions on the journalist as barbaric in modern Malawi. Some members of the civil society have also called on the Speaker of Parliament Henry Chimunthu Banda to discipline his secretariat staff.
Lawyers have advised the photo journalist to seek redress in the courts as the beating happened in the full view of the public.

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