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Media freedom

Develop policy that guarantees media safety

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.

Planned minimum wage for journalists welcome-MISA Zambia

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.

Persistent acts of censorship worry MISA

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.

Media development policy launched

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.

Free media is crucial to development: MISA Zambia

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.

Treat political players equally

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