Media Liaison Committee chairperson Enock Ngoma says lawyers engaged to seek legal redress against the biased media coverage by state run ZNBC, Times of Zambia and Zambia Daily Mail will on Wednesday submit the petition to the high court.
The committee is seeking the courts intervention and is hopeful that the national broadcaster and the sister companies will stop the biased coverage of political parties and other stakeholders.
Mr Ngoma said the committee is hopeful that the courts will compel the 3 public institutions to start giving equal coverage to all political players as the institutions are not private but public hence should give coverage to all Zambians.
He said the committee has engaged lawyers who are pursuing the issue and are expected to submit documents in the High court on Wednesday.
He said the committee was forced to take court action against the three public media institutions because of the continued biased coverage of political parties with only the ruling party enjoying the coverage.
He said the action by the committee is based on a precedent which was set by the court in 1991 when the directors of the 3 institutions were put on suspension for failing to give equal coverage to all political parties in the run up to the general elections.
The court action comes after numerous calls by stakeholders for the public media to give equal coverage to all political parties and other stakeholders.
Stakeholders have argued that the 3 public media institutions are run using tax payers money hence should be accessible by all Zambians regardless of their political affiliation.