MalawiTalk was established with the slogan “No fear, or favour” because that is what we believe in.

We have a right to freedom of expression, included in the Republican Constitution and this freedom is at the heart of  the editorial independence. We will balance our right to freedom of expression with our responsibilities to our audiences and to our contributors, subject to restrictions in law.

We  are going to be holding power to account Our  journalism seeks to establish the truth and use the highest reporting standards to provide coverage that is fair and accurate.

Free speech enables the exchange of information and ideas without state interference. It helps to inform public debate.

Journalism Standards

Our journalists are expected to work to Media Code of Ethic, the industry benchmark for good journalism. Where readers have complaints or concerns about our reporting, MalawiTalk has a robust procedure in place to ensure those complaints are taken seriously and dealt with with all deliberate speed. If you believe a story we have published is inaccurate, you can email

Investigative Journalism

Investigative journalism is an integral part of journalism and the only means of ensuring a corrupt-free society and shall be practised without fear or favour.


MalawiTalk will be entitled to comment upon or criticise any actions or events of public importance  and shall be presented in such manner that it appears clearly that it is comment, and shall be made on facts truly stated or fairly indicated and referred to.


Our journalists should be responsible and live up to the highest honour and trust bestowed on them by not being influenced by monetary or profit considerations.

Confidential Sources

MalawiTalk has an obligation to protect confidential sources of information. However, the Editor must be given all sources of information by all journalists which must be corroborated by at least two authentic and independent sources.