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Media law and reforms
The UPND government is working tirelessly to ensure that the media operates in a media friendly environment as they carry out their duties to serve the public.
The handbook is divided into seven (07) modules including; International law on Freedom of expression, Zambian constitutional Framework, Zambian legal framework on freedom of expression, Access to Information, Digital Rights, Broadcasting and Telecommunications and Advocacy and law reform on freedom of expression.
MISA Zambia has high expectations from the New Dawn Government regards the media freedom and freedom of expression agenda
Government is keen to create a media environment where journalists operate freely, without fear of political intimidation and violence
The media fraternity in Zambia has during various symposia and conferences endorsed the process of media regulation including the move from voluntary media regulation to statutory self-regulation.
The Zambia National Cyber Security Policy will ensure that effective mechanisms are put in place for a well-coordinated governance framework on cybersecurity thereby fostering the creation of a secure, reliable, and trustworthy cyber environment that increases confidence.
Zambian citizens need to know that they have the right to hold leaders to account on the manner they are managing the affairs of the country through means or channels of their choice, including online spaces.
The ministry has also formulated a communication strategy that clearly spells out how various arms of Government are to communicate among them, are Public Relations operatives and other communicators in various Government institutions Zambia’s chief government spokesperson 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.