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Journalist Greyson Chapita, seen here in 2020 at a Malawi Broadcasting Corporation control rooms in Blantyre, had his laptop searched by Malawi police on February 15, 2024. (Photo: Courtesy of Greyson Chapita)

Malawi police seize equipment from journalists amid ‘fake’ Facebook page investigation

On February 13, officers from Malawi’s Digital Forensics and Cybercrime Investigations department seized cell phones and laptops from 14 Malawi Broadcasting Corporation (MBC) journalists, according to news reports, the Malawi chapter of regional press freedom group Media Institute of Southern Africa, South Africa-based rights group Campaign for Free Expression, and four of the affected journalists, who spoke to CPJ. The…

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