Two journalists suspended in Zambia, one chooses early retirement

MISA-Zambia Alert 22 October 2013 The following Media Alert was prepared by MISA-Zambia. Contact Jane Chirwa at info@misazambia.org.zm for more information.  Times of Zambia has suspend News Editor Enock Ngoma and Chief Reporter Kaiko Namusa over a missing document that is said to have been faxed to Times Managing Editor Godfrey Malama from the Ministry of Information PermanentContinue reading “Two journalists suspended in Zambia, one chooses early retirement”

MISA hosting Access to Information conference in Zambia

24 SEPTEMBER, 2013 – LUSAKA, ZAMBIA – Zambia will play host to over 150 participants attending the second regional ACTION (Access to Information) conference titled ‘Leveraging Continental Developments to Enhance the Adoption of Access to Information Laws in Africa‘ on September 25th through to the 27th, organised by the Media Institute of Southern Africa and theContinue reading “MISA hosting Access to Information conference in Zambia”

‘Watchdog’ case fails to take off again in Zambia

Zambia Alert-Update Wednesday, 21 August 2013 Freelance journalist, Wilson Pondamali, who is suspected of having links to popular news website Zambian Watchdog, appeared in the Kabwe Magistrates Court on Wednesday, 21 August 2013, but the case failed to take off because no instructions were received from the Director of Public Prosecution (DPP) for the matter to proceed.Continue reading “‘Watchdog’ case fails to take off again in Zambia”

Two Zambian ‘Watchdog’ journalists to appear in court

Zambia Alert-Update Tuesday, 20 August 2013 Freelance journalist Wilson Pondamali and media scholar Clayson Hamasaka are scheduled to re-appear in court within five days of each other, the Media Institute of Southern Africa (MISA) has learnt. Pondamali will appear before Kabwe Resident Magistrate, Mary Simpungwe, on Wednesday, 21 August while Hamasaka will make his courtContinue reading “Two Zambian ‘Watchdog’ journalists to appear in court”

Zambian government threatens to revoke radio licenses

Zambia Alert Monday, 19 August 2013 The government of Zambia will not tolerate radio stations that are irresponsible in their reporting, especially those that promote anarchy or advance hate speech, Information and Broadcasting Services permanent secretary, Amos Malupenga, has said. Media reports quote Malupenga as saying the Patriotic Front-led (PF) government will not hesitate toContinue reading “Zambian government threatens to revoke radio licenses”

Zambian journalist granted bail, released from police custody

Zambia Alert-Update Thursday, 1 August 2013 A few days after the Media Institute of Southern Africa (MISA) called on Zambian police authorities to release freelance journalist, Wilson Pondamali, from jail, the scribe has been granted bail. A magistrate in Kabwe yesterday (31 July 2013) ordered Pondamali’s release. The journalist, who spent almost a week inContinue reading “Zambian journalist granted bail, released from police custody”

After spending one week in jail, journalist facing two more charges

Zambia Alert-Update Tuesday, 23 July 2013  Arrested freelance journalist, Wilson Pondamali, will have to answer to two more charges after police in Zambia charged him with attempting to escape from police custody and malicious damage to government property. Pondamali is currently held at Kabwe Central Police Station on charges of being in unlawful possession ofContinue reading “After spending one week in jail, journalist facing two more charges”