‘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”