The Independent Broadcasting Authority (IBA) has threatened to suspend radio and television broadcasting stations that are unethical and unprofessional in their operations.
The broadcasting regulators warned that broadcasting stations that are operating off the set guidelines risk having their licenses suspended.
IBA Director Josephine Mapoma said the authority observed during the monitoring and sensitization visits since the commencement of political campaigns that many broadcasting stations are not complying with the provisions of the IBA act.
The IBA noted was disappointment that some radio and television stations poorly handled programs giving rise to serious levels of inaccuracies, skewed coverage as well as publication of unverified news items that incited disunity in the country.
She added that such careless reporting demonstrates a lack of impartiality and professionalism and has the potential to bring about division and discord in the nation.
Ms. Mapoma has since appealed to all radio and television stations in the country to conduct themselves in an ethical and professional manner as the authority will not hesitate to revoke broadcast licenses.
Ms. Mapoma said this in a statement made available to ZANIS in Lusaka today.