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Media houses maintains self regulation stance

General News Media houses maintains self regulation stance

Press Association of Zambia vice president Amos Chanda  (left)
Press Association of Zambia vice president Amos Chanda (left).

The Media Liaison Committee has maintained that it will go ahead with self regulation for the media in the country despite government’s resistance.

MLC spokesperson Amos Chanda said despite government taking a different stance on the matter, the committee has resolved that it will push for self media regulation in the country.

Mr Chanda says the committee has received immense support from different stakeholders, adding that this is an indication that self regulation is the way to go.

Mr Chanda told a media briefing in Lusaka this morning that the document on self regulation, the Fringilla Consensus,is the most comprehensive self regulatory mechanism in the history of the country as it was agreed by representatives from all media houses in the country.

And Mr Chanda has announced that the launch of the Zambia Media Council has been set for Thursday, 26th August 2010 following the approval of the registration formalities and scrutiny of the names of founding members that have lodged the application on behalf of the council.

He says the process of nominating members of the National Governing Council (NGC) of ZAMEC is ongoing and that once the list is complete,a meeting will be convened to approve the nominees.

5 COMMENTS

  1. self regulation is ok but will the post agree to be part of it. Post is not a member of misa, zuj or paza. they have refused to be part of any media body in zambia. they belong to PFC of the post and they have self trained journalists from bwinjimfumu. why are you so scared of regulation if at all you are professionals like lawyers, doctors, nurses, teachers, accountants, engineers,

  2. THE POST IS ONE MAN COMMANDO SO IMPOTENT MISA AND KABWE HOW DO YOU HANDLE KING FRED. KU POST NOT EVEN LABOUR REPRESENTATION IS ALLOWED TRY TO TALK ABOUT FORMING A UNION AND YOU GONE. IF KING FRED AGREES TO YOUR WARPED THINKING MR KABWE THEN YOUR COUNCIL CAN WORK. YOU WILL SEE HOW HE WILL BRING YOU DOWN ONCE YOU START PULLING IN THE OTHER DIRECTION

  3. MMD IS A FUNNY CLUB. FTJ LIBERALISED THE UNIONS AS A WAY TO WEAKEN THEIR VOICE, FTJ & MMD ALLOWED PROLIFERATION OF UNIONS AND GAVE POWERS TO ANYBODY TO BELONG TO A UNION OF HIS CHOICE. NOW SOME MEDIA OUTLETS HAVE REFUSED TO BE REGULATED BY THE GOVT or JOIN GOVT SPONSORED UNIONS BUT TO JOIN THE UNION OF THEIR OWN TO REGULATE THEM, THEY ARE WITHIN THE LAW. SO WHATS THE FUSS WITH MMD.I KNOW,MMD WANT UNIONS TO CONTROL-BOOTLICKERS.

  4. No.3 – I thought it was KK who liberalised the unions in 1990 to weaken ZCTU? And who is Fred to refuse to be regulated? Every profession has standards – one way to improve professionalism in the media is to introduce a university degree in journalism as graduates, e.g., other professional bodies – LAZ, EAZ, Medics, etc.

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