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.