MISA Zambia wishes to commend the Electoral Commission of Zambia (ECZ) for committing to liquidate arrears owed to media houses for disseminating information on the electoral process for the 2016 general elections.
Media freedom and development
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 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.
MISA Zambia is concerned with the growing acts of targeting journalists on the line of duty by public officials all of which infringe on freedom of expression and press freedom.
MiSA Zambia is exceptionally concerned by the escalation of attacks against journalists by political supporters.
We the journalists and media owners do here by say that we have unanimously agreed that we adopt a statutory self-regulation model as it suits our prevailing media environment in Zambia.
MISA Zambia’s recommendations for improving media freedom, freedom of expression and access to information.
MiSA Zambia firmly condemns the recent attacks by affiliates of the Patriotic Front (PF) against media houses and workers.
MiSA Zambia would like welcome the move taken by the Independent Broadcasting
Authority (IBA) to lift the suspension of license of Prime Television.