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.