In a statement, MISA Zambia said it will engage the publishers to ascertain the actual circumstances surrounding the closure of the publication.
It said the closure of the Bulletin & Record will have a negative impact on the media landscape, devoid of investigative and deeply analytical stories which enables the nurturing of informed voters.
MISA said there has been an outcry from various media owners over the increasing cost of news print, unstable economic conditions including currency fluctuations, intermittent power supply and the long hours of load shedding.
It said this resulted in the cumulative increase of cover prices for the major daily newspapers from K3.00 to K8.00 for the Times, Daily Mail and Daily Nation while the Post increased its cover price from K3.00 to K10.00.
The Bulletin and Record, a leading local monthly magazine covering politics, economics, lifestyle, sport, entertainment has announced its decision to close down.
The publishers of the magazine stated they have been ‘forced’ out of publication due to the current ‘economic circumstances’ among other reasons.