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 Zambia has over 116 radio licences,with only 45
working.
 Property rights affecting the private media space in
Zambia.
 The Zambian media space is largely private owned.
 The government of Zambia has a private media
sponsorship scheme.
Article 20 of the
constitution.
 “no individual shall be
hindered from the
enjoyment of the freedom
of expression
Having
opinions
without
interference.
Impart and
communicate ideas
and information
without interference.
Zambia will uphold the
values of democracy,
accountability, and good
governance. All these are
possible where there is
freedom of expression.
The government has been
wise or tactical enough not to
censor media directly but
indirectly.
Through the Independent
Broadcasting Authority.
In 2006, three private media
houses censored.
WHY???
“citing unprofessional conduct
causing national insecurity”
 Viewed as an enemy to the
private media.
 Just like his predecessors,
he has done little to
revamp the private media
space.
 In his attempt to run
Zambia as a one party
state, eliminating freedom
of speech was on top of his
agenda.
Section 59. The law of sedition.
Section 71.
Chapter 161. Printed
publications act
Independent broadcasting
authority act.
 Daily nation
 Zambia reports
 Zambian watchdog.
 Lusaka times
 Lusaka Voice
 Q fm
 Breeze fm
 Sun Fm
 Zambian National Broadcasting Cooperation.
 ZNBC TV1
 ZNBC TV2
 Radio 1 ( multi lingual)
 Radio 2 ( English)
 Radio 4.
PRIVATE MEDIA IN ZAMBIA STILL
REMAINS A BIG ILLUSION, MEDIA
SPACE NEEDS TO BE
RESTRUCTURED, CONSTITUTION
RESPECTED AND INDEPENDENCE
OF THE PRIVATE MEDIA MADE A
REALITY. TILL THEN,
DEMOCRACY,GOOD GOVERNANCE
AND ACCOUNTABILITY ALSO ONLY
REMAIN AN ILLUSION.

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PRIVATE MEDIA IN ZAMBIA ONLY AN ILLUSION

  • 1.
  • 2.  Zambia has over 116 radio licences,with only 45 working.  Property rights affecting the private media space in Zambia.  The Zambian media space is largely private owned.  The government of Zambia has a private media sponsorship scheme.
  • 3. Article 20 of the constitution.  “no individual shall be hindered from the enjoyment of the freedom of expression
  • 5. Impart and communicate ideas and information without interference.
  • 6. Zambia will uphold the values of democracy, accountability, and good governance. All these are possible where there is freedom of expression.
  • 7.
  • 8. The government has been wise or tactical enough not to censor media directly but indirectly. Through the Independent Broadcasting Authority.
  • 9.
  • 10. In 2006, three private media houses censored. WHY??? “citing unprofessional conduct causing national insecurity”
  • 11.  Viewed as an enemy to the private media.  Just like his predecessors, he has done little to revamp the private media space.  In his attempt to run Zambia as a one party state, eliminating freedom of speech was on top of his agenda.
  • 12. Section 59. The law of sedition. Section 71. Chapter 161. Printed publications act Independent broadcasting authority act.
  • 13.  Daily nation  Zambia reports  Zambian watchdog.  Lusaka times  Lusaka Voice  Q fm  Breeze fm  Sun Fm
  • 14.  Zambian National Broadcasting Cooperation.  ZNBC TV1  ZNBC TV2  Radio 1 ( multi lingual)  Radio 2 ( English)  Radio 4.
  • 15. PRIVATE MEDIA IN ZAMBIA STILL REMAINS A BIG ILLUSION, MEDIA SPACE NEEDS TO BE RESTRUCTURED, CONSTITUTION RESPECTED AND INDEPENDENCE OF THE PRIVATE MEDIA MADE A REALITY. TILL THEN, DEMOCRACY,GOOD GOVERNANCE AND ACCOUNTABILITY ALSO ONLY REMAIN AN ILLUSION.