Government is keen to create a media environment where journalists operate freely, without fear of political intimidation and violence
Media freedom and development
MISA Zambia is hopeful that the goodwill shown by the new regime will go a long way in ensuring media freedom
The reports have highlighted valuable findings on how the various media outlets covered the just ended general elections.
MISA Zambia has called for policy that not only protects but also promotes and guarantees media and journalists’ protection before, during and after the elections.
Zambia has come a long way in achieving a free media, but media channels need to readily available to ensure Zambian have this freedom.
MISA Zambia is proud to announce the launch of its State of the Media report Q4 2020.
MISA Zambia has described the move by the Ministry of Labour and Social Security to introduce a minimum wage for journalists as a step in the right direction. The poor conditions of service for most journalists in the country have been a matter that has required urgent attention.
In 2020 MISA Zambia recorded 17 severe cases of media freedom violations including media censorship which was the highest number of incidents and freedom of expression standing at 10 cases.
The media development policy is anchored on four main pillars namely: media freedom, media pluralism, media independence and safety of journalists, Zambia’s Minster of Information and Broadcasting Services Dora Siliya says.
MISA Zambia says that without a vibrant media, the public’s right to receive information on matters of public interest from a variety of sources cannot be fulfilled and the free and open debate that is indispensable to the development of public policy cannot take place.