GOVT DISTURBED BY MEDIA VIOLATION

By Brian Mwale:Government says it is disturbed with reports of interference in programing of radio stations in Mpika and Chinsali Districts of Muchinga province by suspected PF cadres.Chief Government spokesperson Dora Siliya says the disruption of a Radio Program that featured opposition UPND leader Hakainde Hichilema in Mpika by suspected PF cadres is unacceptable.She says the interference of radio programming by the cadres in Mpika and Chinsali have no blessings of government.Addressing the media in Lusaka Ms. Siliya reiterated government’s commitment to upholding human rights and freedoms of expression as provided by the Constitution.She however emphasised that exercising one’s freedom should not infringe other people’s rights.Ms. Siliya who is also Minister of Information and Broadcasting Services said government’s commitment to media freedom is reflected in the established of the Independent and Broadcasting Authority -IBA- which has since issued licences to about 115 Radio Stations and about 50 TV stations.She has also advised parties aggrieved with the way in which some broadcasting houses conduct their businesses to engage relevant authorities like the IBA.Ms. Siliya also advised Mr. Hichilema to encourage Zambians to observe the health guidelines to fight Covid-19 as he engages the public through his media appearances.Ms. Siliya said   PF Secretary General Davies Mwila is equally disturbed and will engage party official from Muchinga on the matter. Post Views: 11
News Source: ZNBC

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