Tuesday, June 25, 2024

Regulate yourselves and save Journalism, Dora Siliya tells the media


Minister of Information and Broadcasting Dora Siliya
Minister of Information and Broadcasting Dora Siliya

Information and Broadcasting Services Minister Dora Siliya has urged journalists to quickly formulate a self -regulatory media council that will save journalism from total collapse in Zambia.

Ms Siliya has expressed dismay that some owners of newspapers are masquerading as journalists and writing opinionated articles in their publications.

She says government expects trained Journalists to set themselves apart from other communications.

Ms Siliya says society also expects journalists to follow their code of ethics which state that opinion should be different from fact and should belong to different columns of the newspaper.

She said this through a speech read for her by Press and Media Development Director Isaac Chipampe during the closing ceremony of the USA sponsored journalism training at National Institute of Public Administration (NIPA).

And United states of America Ambassador to Zambia, Daniel Foote said his government is in support of media freedom.

Mr. Foote said his government has supported over 200 journalists and will continue to train more.


  1. Time to lecture them madam! They Ha despicable! Galu Watchers in Zambia and AC are the only source of their news! Fake News! When you were in the media, you were professionals not these little boys called Gay Jay.

    • She did well to use Director Isaac Chipampe, otherwise, how would she had explained strong words like “…. expects journalists to follow their code of ethics…” when people suspect her for not following the code of ethics in politics.
      What do I mean? the flip-flop and contradicting information that sometimes she provides, is it intentional to mislead Zambians or its lack of communication among ministers? if the later, then it shades some doubt of her competence as minister of information.

  2. @Analyser she is open sesame, u can always try ur luck, she disappeared over the past week or so due to the social grant denials, I see she back

  3. Dora wants to be a part of this press council. This is why it will be a flop like that IBA which is a government tool for whipping journalists Into line

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