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Malawi: State broadcaster bans song for its “political message”

7 September 2015

Francis Kalawe’s newest music video ‘Dzuka Malawi’ has been banned from showing on state broadcaster MBCtv, reported Nyasa Times. Sources at the government-controlled tv station said producers were ordered to stop playing the video because “the message was very strong and sensitive to government”. ‘Dzuka Malawi’ came out on 19 …

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Malawi: Broadcaster bans two songs for ‘un-Malawian words’

14 November 2011

  Because of erotic lyrics with “sensitive and un-Malawian words”, Malawi Broadcasting Corporation has banned a Zambian and a Nigerian hit song. On 12 November 2011, a Zambian hit song by Day-Vee, ‘Love Farmer’, and the Nigerian hit song ‘Sawa Sawa’ by DJ Flavour was reported by Malawi Today to …

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Malawi: National radio bans the music of musician Lucius Banda

11 January 2010

Malawi Broadcasting Corporation has banned the music of one the country’s top musicians, Lucius Banda, because songs on his latest album express criticism of the country’s government, reported Africanews.com on 5 January 2010 An article on Africanews.com stated that according to an internal memorandum issued to the staff of Malawi …

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Malawi: Public broadcaster accused of blacklisting

25 April 2006

Malawian musician Lucius Banda claims to have been banned by public broadcaster, Malawi Broadcasting Corporation, reports Nation Online  “My songs have been banned on Malawi Broadcasting Corporation and I am being dragged to court after all that I did for Bingu [wa Mutharika],” says Malawian musician Lucius Banda in an interview …

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Malawi: Police shoot protesters

13 December 2001

Malawi police shoot protesters A riot erupted when officers tried to break up a protest against the death in police custody of the outspoken reggae musician Evison Matafale. Article from BBC  

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