The reports have highlighted valuable findings on how the various media outlets covered the just ended general elections.
Freedom of expression
MISA Zambia says that attacks on one community radio station sends a chilling message to other stations more especially as the nation is approaching the 2021 general elections.
The Civil Society Organizations working group on Cyber Laws in Zambia is concerned with government officials’ threats to curtail citizens using social media platforms to exercise their freedom of expression.
MISA Zambia shares its Way Forward recommendations for defending media freedom, freedom of expression and access to information to mark World Press Freedom Day 2020.
In any democratic country, freedom of speech and freedom of the media are fundamental and any form of media regulation should be based on self-regulation as government regulation can be misused and abused.
Political parties in Zambia pledge to work with and end violence against the media
MISA Zambia has appealed to government to be engaging the media from time to time to reduce misinformation and disinformation.
MISA Zambia has received with great disappointment information on the harassment and subsequent arrest of Chingola’s Rise FM Radio Presenter Derrick Chilufya by police officers on 12th August, 2019 and strongly condemns the act.
Advocate Daniel Libati says civil society should consider advocating for a policy to be put in place before the government enacts any cyber legislation.
MISA Zambia has today launched the State of the Media Report for the 1th Quarter of 2019 in Lusaka with calls to increase coverage on matters that relate to Access to Information (ATI) legislation and its presentation to Parliament.