Ms Sililo worked as a journalist for about 10 years in the Zambia National Broadcasting Corporation (ZNBC) Lozi section
Media Freedom, Freedom of Expression has improved; Slow Law Reforms, Cadres and Security Wing Blemish Canvas
…cadres that had violated media freedom in the last two years, have not appeared in court. This is a source of concern.
The introduction of the “Best Reporting: Climate Change Media Award” demonstrates the European Union’s commitment towards the fight against Climate Change and nurturing the environment in Zambia
Self-regulation is standard setting and setting out the proper codes of behaviour for the media and this is necessary to support freedom of expression. These standards are agreed to by the media industry itself and are monitored, with the media being held to account where it deviates from the agreed standards.
Dr Moyo was elected with 12 other council members for a three-year term from 2023 to 2026, which will mark his last term in office.
The year 2023 has seen the bulk of the southern African countries making positive steps in the rankings of the Reporters Without Borders Index. Of the 15 countries that were ranked, six slid down the ladder of rankings. One of the six that had a negative movement is Namibia dropping from position 18 to 22 yet maintaining the number one position in Africa.
Thus, the theme for this year’s World Press Freedom Day – Shaping a Future of Rights: Freedom of expression as a driver for all other human rights – is quite apt as it serves as a reminder of the centrality of freedom of expression in the enjoyment of all other human rights.
MISA Zambia condemns assault/harassment of Byta FM journalist by two associates of Green Eagles Football Club
Zambia Police should ensure that all cases related to attacks against journalists or media are concluded
…if these actions continue, soon we shall regress as a nation regards these freedoms and our democracy
Since MISA Zambia was formed, it has on countless occasions lobbied different regimes to repeal this law as it was inimical to media freedom and freedom of expression