The media lacks self regulation-Shikapwasha
Chief Government spokesperson Ronnie Shikapwasha has accused the the Media of failing to come up with self regulatory measures to protect journalists from continued harassment by political party cadres.
Lieutenant General Shikapwasha, who is also Information and broadcasting services minister, said despite the continued attacks for a period of nine years from 2000 to-date, the media has failed to protect its personnel and instead looked upon government.
Lt-Gen. Shikapwasha warned that Government will put in place a legal framework in six months period which the media failed in nine years.
The spokesperson said this in Parliament, today, during an oral and answer session in Parliament.
He also gave a ministerial statement on the continued harassment of media personnel by suspected party cadres mainly from the ruling MMD and the Patriotic Front/United Party for National Development (PF/UPND Pact.
He however accused the media practitioners of encouraging violence because of what they publish.
The Minister cited that the genocides in Rwanda were agitated by Journalists from both electronic and print media adding that this should be avoided in Zambia.