Nelly Bassily | July 25, 2011
One of Farm Radio International’s broadcasting partners, Zodiak Broadcasting Station (ZBS), was caught up in protests in Malawi last week.
People across Malawi planned to demonstrate on Wednesday, July 20. Two ZBS vehicles were attacked prior to the demonstrations. Injunctions were taken out to stop the demonstrations, but people still took to the streets and clashed with police. Property was looted and people were injured. Riots continued in three cities on Thursday, July 21.
Colleagues from ZBS told Farm Radio International, “All of us are OK now. We are broadcasting, but three private stations have been closed by the authorities. We just hope things will be better soon.”
For more news and coverage, visit:
-Malawi: Assailants Destroy Country’s Broadcast Trucks Before Protests: http://allafrica.com/stories/201107200882.html
-Malawi: Anti-Govt Protests Spark New Clashes: http://allafrica.com/stories/201107211051.html
-Malawi army deployed over anti-Mutharika protests: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-14231251
-Malawi: MACRA stops radio coverage of demonstrations http://www.bizcommunity.com/Article/129/466/61981.html