Public sphere under threat in Zambia as press freedom violations mount

Recent articles in Zambia

Youth activists use their cellular phones during a workshop on the use of communication devices to fight HIV and AIDS in Lusaka, Zambia, 29 November 2014, GIANLUIGI GUERCIA/AFP via Getty Images

Zambian CSOs challenge constitutionality of newly passed cybercrime law

A number of Zambian civil society organisations believe their recently passed cybercrime law contains provisions that threaten constitutionally protected rights.

A woman marks her ballot for the Zambian Presidential elections at a polling station in Lusaka, 20 January 2015, GIANLUIGI GUERCIA/AFP/Getty Images

Zambia’s media regulator slaps Prime TV with 30-day suspension

African Freedom of Expression Exchange together with its member MiSA Zambia is calling on Zambia’s Independent Broadcasting Authority (IBA) to reconsider the decision to suspend Prime Television.

People walk by a billboard with a picture of the incumbent president Edgar Lungu, of the PF ruling Party, ahead of Presidential and legislative elections in Lusaka, Zambia, 9 August 2016, GIANLUIGI GUERCIA/AFP/Getty Images

Verbal and physical onslaught against private TV station by Zambia’s ruling party

The Secretary General of Zambia’s ruling PF has barred Prime Television from covering any of its party activities, while supporters have assaulted 3 of the station’s reporters in separate incidents within a space of two weeks.