Shutdown of TV Station Fuels Fear of Media Crackdown in Zambia
Zambia's broadcasting regulator has ordered a one-month suspension of Prime TV, just days after the ruling party accused the station of bias and unprofessionalism. The authority also suspended the licence of Valley FM of Nyimba "for unprofessional conduct that manifested by its failure to balance a discussion programme".
Authorities Shut Down Private TV Station
Zambia Reports, 4 March 2019
The Independent Broadcasting Authority (IBA) has with immediate effect suspended the broadcasting licence for privately owned Prime Television for 30 days for “exhibiting… Read more »
Critical Private TV Station Shut
East African, 4 March 2019
Zambian authorities Monday suspended a broadcast licence for a Lusaka-based private TV station deemed to be anti-government. Read more »
'Social Media Law Aimed At Suffocating Free Speech'
Zambia Reports, 30 January 2018
The Zambia Council for Social Development (ZCSD) says transport and communications minister Brian Mushimba's intention to take to parliament bills aimed at regulating social media… Read more »
'Media Freedom Key'
Times of Zambia, 4 May 2018
The Patriotic Front (PF) Government is committed to creating a favourable environment for both the private and public media to operate in the country, Southern Province Permanent… Read more »
"The International Press Institute has expressed concern over the imposition of emergency powers in Zambia and recent comments made by the inspector-general of police that some ... Read more »
The Media Institute of Southern Africa has condemned the alleged harassment of independent media by President Edgar Lungu's government following a police raid on former Post ... Read more »
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