Nankhumwa, himself a trained journalist, said this on Wednesday, during the inauguration of Media Institute and Training Centre for Southern Africa (MISA) Malawi Chapter new office complex, Mtolankhani House, in Lilongwe.
He said the media has capacity to make or break the country through its reporting of national issues.
“I can, therefore, urge the media to report responsibly for Malawians to make informed decisions thus spurring rapid social and economic development,”
Taking her turn, Misa Malawi Chairperson Teresa Ndanga describing the unveiling of the structure as a dream coming true for media in the country to finally have a home..
“It may have been a dream, but I hope our humble achievement today is evidence that the Malawi media is wide awake.
“The launch of Mtolankhani House tonight is our message to all that the ‘Truth in Malawi will never die. The journalism profession in Malawi has its headquarters here, and through this house, we shall work in defence of the truth,” she said.
Meanwhile, a regional conference on ‘The Future of Journalism Education in Southern Africa,’ which has attracted participants from around the globe, is currently under way at the newly launched structure.
The conference will run from October 31-November 2 and expected to provide a platform for delegates to discuss and identify key elements for improving journalism education and practice in Malawi and Southern Africa.