MISA Zambia Chairperson Hellen Mwale
The Media Institute of Southern Africa (MISA) Zambia, has distanced itself from the newly formed Zambian Informer Publication purporting have been set up with the support of the media watch dog.
MISA Chairperson Hellen Mwale said that at no time has MISA allowed any individuals to set up the said website in the name of the institution or to use the MISA address.
Ms Mwale explained that her organization believes in a responsible press, including online media that adheres to the tenets of journalism and not to hide behind a veil of anonymity to commit all sorts of injustices and injury to reputation.
“It has come to our attention that there are some unscrupulous individuals who have set up an online news publication called “the Zambian Informer” purporting to have set up the same with the support of MISA Zambia when in fact not.
“We wish to inform the public that at no time has MISA allowed any individuals to set up the said website in the name of the institution or to use the MISA address in so doing,” Ms Mwale said.
She noted that MISA wishes to dissociate and distance itself from the website and its proprietors as the institution will not take responsibility for any losses that may arise from any dealings of the online publication.
“MISA believes in a responsible press, including online media that adhere to the tenets of journalism and not to hide behind a veil of anonymity to commit all sorts of injustices and injury to reputation,” she said.
Ms Mwale further warned the people behind the said online to immediately stop purporting to be operating in partnership with her organization.
“We wish to warn the individuals behind the said online publication-the Zambian Informer to immediately refrain from purporting to be operating in partnership or with the support of MISA Zambia. We call on all media practitioners to remain professional in their activities despite the harsh media landscape currently obtaining in the country.”
Thnx to misa zambia for your observation of harsh media landscape in zambia.
Thanx HM, didn’t know of this zambianinformer except their last update is on 18/11. Since the mainstream is getting strangled we will need more of the guerrillas.
Thanks for the return of the watchdog. Was getting very bored.
That’s clever advertising… never heard of ’em. Now we have!
By closing The Post and ZWD, PF have opened gates for hatchet wielding assassins out to get these PF00Ls. Sit back and enjoy watching which directions the arrows will come from. There’s only one target now – the crooked Lungu and his PF thieves.
LT, don’t you have another photo of Hellen Mwale? Why do you always use the same photo?
They have but this one happens to be the best so far
We shall ambush Lungu till we show him that we are not in IRON AGE where you can suffocate the independent media with impunity.
We are in the computer age.
With or without the blessing of MISA we need more online voices to expose the corrupt and violent regime in Zambia
Yes please. Let them even come up with a 40 more sites and give the online police a run for their money. I have never seen a country so focused on destroying the media that they spend so much resources especially tax money to silence people instead of just doing the right things which they were employed to do as public office holders
I didnt know it existed. I will look for it. Thanks MISA for publicising it
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