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".


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    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 »

  • Zambia:   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 »

  • Zambia:   '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 »

  • Zambia:   '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 »


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