Excerpt from report by state-owned Malawi Broadcasting Corporation (MBC) radio on 18 October
[Presenter] The Malawi Communications Regulatory Authority, Macra, has announced the closure of Joy Radio.
Making the announcement in Blantyre, Macra's head of broadcasting Mr James Chimera said Macra has taken the decisive action because Joy Radio was flouting the country's Communications Act. He said Malawi laws bar politicians or political parties from owning radio stations.
Mr Chimera said the board that registered Joy Radio Limited did not comprise politicians, but …