Resource of
Open Minds

MALAWI 24

Themes: Gender, Social justice, Migration, Community, Freedom of expression,
Region: Southern Africa
Country: Malawi

MALAWI 24

The ‘Umunthu’ project utilises new media to fight for social justice by countering dominant narratives within the realms of freedom of expression, sexuality rights and diversity, and female empowerment; this includes tackling issues such as homophobia, gender based violence and discrimination against those with albinism. Run by media platform Malawi24 and published across their online platforms, artists will produce a piece of art with the aim to arouse debates and discussions surrounding these topics.

Malawi24 is an independent media, non-profit civil society organization committed to the consolidation of democracy, safeguarding of human rights, strengthening of good governance, promotion of active citizenship and enhancing of an open society in Malawi. Founded in 2013 by blogger and activist Dr Pearson Nkhoma, Malawi24 operates as an online-only news website and social media outlets.