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Joan Chirwa

Joan Chirwa

HRD, Editor-in-Chief & CEO
The Mast

Joan Chirwa is the Editor-in-Chief and CEO of The Mast, an online news outlet, based in Lusaka. She was former Managing Editor of The Post newspaper, before it was shut down by the government following politically-motivated and dubious charges of tax evasion.

Despite the appearance of a non-hostile environment against HRDs, harassment and threats against them are rampant but very subtle. HRDs facing most harassment are those engaged in governance-related advocacy, as well as journalists who venture into investigative journalism.