The Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) has challenged the media in the country not to limit it’s watchdog role to government alone but rather extend the same to other sectors.
Deputy Director General for ACB Hillary Chilomba said although the media plays a critical role in exposing corruption and holding government officials to account, the media especially the investigative journalists should also remember that corruption is also rife in other sectors.
As investigative journalists and members of the media specifically, you should realise that the society trusts you and as such expects alot from you. You should therefore conduct yourself with integrity. It would be a mockery to see the watchdog with a questionable character.
Chilomba was addressing some journalists during a two-day investigative journalism and corruption reporting held in partnership with Media Council of Malawi (MCM) currently underway in Liwonde.
Executive Director for MCM Moses Kaufa said the training aims at equipping the participants with skills and methods to identify, investigate and tell stories that are relevant to communities in order to connect audiences with topics which affect them.
The training is being facilitated by renowned investigative journalist Gregory Gondwe of Platform for Investigative Journalism (PIJ).
By Precious Msosa
In the picture are some of the journalists and ACB Deputy Director General Hillary Chilomba (second left seated