MISA Zambia says the number of incidents that have been recorded undermine journalists’ safety in Zambia and have an impact on their ability to report the truth.
Media freedom and development
MISA Zambia expects all media institutions to align their political programmes in line with the SADC the Gender Protocol Agreement which calls for 50/50 gender representation
MISA Zambia says the media is trained to compile and publish information for public consumption.
MISA Zambia Chairperson Hellen Mwale says the media just like any other citizen need to be protected and feel safe as they carry out their duties more so as we head to the polls.
PASME FM, a radio station in Petauke District, Zambia has been closed by order of the Petauke District Commissioner (DC) for airing a radio programme featuring an opposition political party leader.
MISA has launched the first-ever Trust in the Media baseline report for Zambia, Malawi and Zimbabwe.
MISA Zambia has expressed concern on the continued attacks on media houses in the country by the Patriotic Front (PF) political party cadres terming it to be an affront to democracy and good governance in Zambia.
The Media Liaison Committee in Zambia notes with regret the appointment of non-media persons to preside over matters of media professionalism and ethical conduct of the media sector in the country.
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.
MISA Zambia welcomes the sentencing of Frank Mwale, a Patriotic Front cadre who has been handed a 2-year custodial sentence for the assault of Chipata’s Breeze FM Journalist Grace Lungu.