Home 9 Statements 9 MISA Zambia condemns theft of equipment at MUVI TV

MISA Zambia condemns theft of equipment at MUVI TV

18 Dec, 2022
Such acts are an assaults to freedom of the press and the right to information for the Zambian citizens
PRESS STATEMENT
For Immediate
Lusaka – MISA Zambia strongly condemns the theft of equipment at MUVI TV describing it as an assault on press freedom.
Unknown people stormed MUVI TV station in the dead hours of 16 December 2022 and stole five 22 inch Television sets, four from the reception and one belonging to the marketing department and also stole four editing computers from the newsroom, one Microsoft and three iMac computers.
MUVI TV told MISA Zambia this yesterday morning 17 December 2022 that the theft was discovered around 04:00hrs when MUVI TV staff reported for work in preparation for the breakfast show that starts at 06:00hrs.
MISA Zambia is very saddened by this event because the operations of the station whose obligation is to inform the nation was crippled.
MISA Zambia will continue to strongly condemn such unacceptable acts from unknown people who break into media houses during the dead of the night and take away sensitive electronic equipment to cause a disruption of broadcasting and leaving the station with a huge drawback.
Such acts are an assaults to freedom of the press and the right to information for the Zambian citizens.
We are therefore urging the Zambia Police Service to act very quickly and bring the culprits to book because this case follows a similar one that occurred at KBN TV in Lusaka province also.
MISA Zambia is calling on well-wishers to come to the aid of MUVI TV as it is key to Zambia’s democracy and development. It is also a key historic TV Station that birthed so much media and artistic talent and hence its existence is vital for Zambia’s culture growth and evolution. We shall also take steps to assist where we can.
Issued by
Rev. Fr. Dr. Barnabas Simatende,
MISA Zambia Chairperson

About MISA

The Media Institute of Southern Africa (MISA) was founded in 1992. Its work focuses on promoting, and advocating for, the unhindered enjoyment of freedom of expression, access to information and a free, independent, diverse and pluralistic media.

Share this

Related news

A century and counting of radio excellence

A century and counting of radio excellence

PRESS STATEMENT For Immediate Release LUSAKA – MISA Zambia today joins the rest of the world for the annual commemoration of World Radio Day which falls on 13th February. This year, the theme is “Radio: A Century of Informing, Entertaining and Educating”. The radio...

Death of Ronny Shikapwasha saddens MISA

Death of Ronny Shikapwasha saddens MISA

PRESS STATEMENT For Immediate Release LUSAKA – MISA Zambia has learnt with deep sadness and regret the death of Lieutenant General Ronny Shikapwasha who passed away at Maina Soko Military Hospital on 15th January 2024. He will be remembered for his work with the media...

MISA welcomes enactment of ATI legislation in Zambia

MISA welcomes enactment of ATI legislation in Zambia

The Zambian government has enacted the long-awaited access to information legislation becoming the latest country in Southern Africa to do so after Namibia, which enacted similar legislation in 2022. Access to information legislation has been a contentious issue for...

News

/ MISA on Twitter

[fts_twitter twitter_name=MISAZambia tweets_count=3 cover_photo=yes stats_bar=no show_retweets=no show_replies=no]