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Sakala urges IBA to’ grill ‘ radio stations promoting hate speech

General News Sakala urges IBA to’ grill ‘ radio stations promoting hate speech

PAZA President, Andrew Sakala,
PAZA President, Andrew Sakala,

Press Association of Zambia(PAZA) President Andrew Sakala has urged the Independent Broadcasting Authority(IBA) to thoroughly investigate Radio stations promoting hate speech in the country.

Mr Sakala says some radio stations and print media houses should operate with the IBA Act and avoid spreading hate messages against others in their operations.

ZANIS reports that the PAZA President said this in an interview in Lusaka today.

Mr Sakala also called on the IBA to name those radio stations busy spreading hate messages so that members of the public should be able to know them.

He stated that if it is proved true that some radio stations are preaching hate messages for the public consumption, then the law should take its cause without delay.

He said the IBA is a professional body which should be allowed to operate independently.

Government said it is concerned with the quality of some radio stations that are promoting hate speech in the country.

Information and Broadcasting services minister Chishimba Kambwili said it was for this reason that the Independent Broadcasting Authority (IBA ) needed to regulate and to take keen interest in what Broadcasting stations in the country were broadcasting.

He said this when he met Independence Broadcasting Authority (IBA) Brigadier General Justin Mwale.

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  1. Check MUVI TV, Post news paper and Zambian watch dog their news is always tilted! Is this the freedom of media expression that we always talk about?

  2. Does the govt scrutinize all sources of information in Zambia? If so,how often? How do Zambian laws define hate speech? Where does the right of a Zambian start and end? Ever experienced tribal war in post independence Zambia? Ever heard of Rwanda massacre? Aware of social media hate speech? Aware that Rwanda had only TWO tribes? Let’s meet once I get the right answers to these questions.

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