High Court in Lilongwe is expected to deliver it’s ruling on Friday on the application for an interim interlocutory order restraining Malawi Regulatory Authority (MACRA) from further suspending phone-in programs.

Justice Ruth Chinangwa has also adjourned the judicial review of the matter to October 15.

Malawi Institute of Southern Africa (MISA) Malawi applied for the injunction as well as a judicial review of the matter with an argument that the ban violates the applicant’s right to press freedom.

MACRA suspended phone-in programs saying they were inciting post-election violence in the country.

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