Dora Siliya
Dora Siliya

Government has proposed to put up a strong system that will curb social media abuse among young people. Minister Information and Broadcasting Services, Dora Siliya has said that the system will ensure that people are judged on what they post on social media even when they apply for jobs in various sectors.

Ms. Siliya said that social media abuse has become a threat to society and that the system will curb the vice of fake news especially among citizen journalists.

Ms. Siliya was speaking during completion ceremony of the Access to Satellite Television for Ten Thousand African Villages in Zambia.

The Minister also thanked the Chinese Government for setting the satellite TVs saying they will improve dissemination of first-hand information to people in villages.

And Chinese Ambassador to Zambia Li Jie said the setting of the satellite Televisions will enable people acquire skill through various programmes.

Mr. Li said China will continue to support programs that aim at developing the country.

Chieftainess Nkomesha Mukamambo the Second of Chongwe District said the satellite Televisions will change the lives of people in her district.

The Traditional Leader said this in a speech read for her by Senior Headman Chisholeka at the same event.

Meanwhile, Information and Broadcasting Services Minister Dora Siliya has re-affirmed government’s commitment to Electoral Reforms in the country.

Ms. Siliya says this is evidenced by the recent National Dialogue Forum -NDF that deliberated on the amendment of the Constitution, Electoral process Act and Public Order Act.

She said this when the European Union Electoral Observation Mission Delegation called on her at the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting Services in Lusaka.

Later the delegation held a closed-door meeting with Ms. Siliya .

Electoral Commission of Zambia Public Relations Manager Margaret Chimanse also attended the meeting.

The European Union Electoral Observation Mission was among international stakeholders that monitored Zambia ‘s 2016 General Elections.

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37 COMMENTS

  1. Please go ahead!
    We don’t care anymore for J.O.B. (Just Over Broke)! Why look for a job when you can be a PEP thief like Dora? Crime Pays in Zambia, thanks to PF for creating an enabling environment!

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    • Let them go ahead…scaremongering yet they are failing to pay salaries but investing in such things!!

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    • Dora,it is not social- media that is a threat to Zambian society.The biggest threat to Zambian society right now is you Dora , ECL, Chitalu Chilufya,Stephen Kampyongo,Ronald Chitotela, Kapata,Lusambo and the rest of the PF scum.You would like to plunder the country out of everything and leave us nothing.The only thing you have failed to steal from us Zambians is fresh air. Social- media has exposed you.

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    • You reporters aren’t fit for this job. You tell us that Dora says ‘Government has proposed to put up a strong system that will curb social media abuse among young people.’
      But you don’t explain what this system is and you think you’ve done your job? This is what is called a half baked product. If your editor passed the story for publication he is very half-baked
      Plainly unqualified

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    • Kikikikikikijukija
      Social media is wide. Social media is the the Internet itself. Social media is here to stay. Be careful what you wish for dora.
      Government can’t develop that system, the Chinese can.
      It will be from jobs to actual victimization. Siliya is really scared.

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    • And if you’re not a job hunter, just some young business guru, Government sniffs your business and frustrate it right Siliya?
      That is the most satanic thing to do. And you say double h is a satanist.
      Gimme a huge break.

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    • This is silly. This is how tyranny begins. Ba PF be advised, trying to curb people’s freedom of speech by arm twisting or strong arm tactics will not end well. It cost us a lot to break from KK’s dictatorship. We will never allow anyone to rob us of what we fought so hard for. We will do EVERYTHING it takes to preserve our freedom.

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  2. Obama’s administration had something like that so this isnt new. The question is how are you going to do it..??

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    • Yes my dear! That is the question the one reporting should have asked her. Any intelligent receiver of this information will ask how is it going to be done?

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    • Special Assistant to the president
      Minister of religious affairs
      Minister of information and broadcasting
      Permanent Secretaries
      Civil servant

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    • @ Real Olivia Pope:

      You lie…Obama’s government never had this in place for the majority of the people but only those that are suspected to have any connections to terrorism. In Trump administration , however, you need to provide that information when applying for a VISA not a job. This is another scum by PF. Investing where it is futile to invest at the expense of the unpaid civil servants. The biggest ever SCUM is having the PF in government. These guys MUST GO in 2021.

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  3. Busy thanking the Chinks to commence the brainwashing of our children…in China no foreigner is even allowed a radio station you are busy doing the opposite

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  4. Excellent, no reward in being unpatriotic.

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    • You ask yourself why the Chinks are concerned with 10,000 villagers watching TV instead of helping them to improve their farming or their output.

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    • @Jay Jay,. Just smooth, diplomatic move to build good relationships in time for more contracts. You know CSR…… good call!

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    • You one bunch chap…its like the Bible which your oppressors have translated in every African language but not one economics, maths, science book has been translated in these languages.
      Wake up from your docility!!

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  5. This is a norm everywhere else. Zambia is behind if this is when it will be starting this. Those that are true to themselves should not fear. What you write on social media should define you. In fact if you are genuine, most job recruiters these days ask for your profile links such as Facebook, LinkedIn, Blogger etc. This is nothing if you are true to yourself. Any employer worth its salt should know who they are employing and checking what the prospective candidate writes about or what occupies their intellect is important. This is the world will live in.

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  6. These people don’t know people can disable their social media profiles as well as implement other privacy settings. Facebook is facing privacy issues right now and expect that they will put controls that will keep you guys off. Why is this government so concerned about social media, just behave yourselves and you won’t have to worry. Besides all these government jobs belong to cadres or your relatives and not for the ordinary Zambians.

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  7. Empty threats from Dora.
    The people are just expressing their displeasure at your governments incompetence.
    Have a heart and Learn to listen, serve your people.

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  8. Only PEP thieves are afraid of Social Media!
    There is no room for dictators in the era of social media!
    You can go to hell with you tuma no salary jobs!
    Ifwe kulya Mwibala nomba!
    Kabili chaopena!
    What Pamela Gondwe has done is nothing! Just wait!

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  9. Nothing to worry about if you have a clean profile. In case you didn’t know, there are already systems in place that monitor and screen every movement on the web.

    Instead of complaining, Zambians should simply start focussing on alternative investments as a solution for job creation. Middle class enterpreneurship particularly in the areas of renewable energy, natural resource development and essential commodity manufacturing is fundamental to economic independence and the self-determination of the citizens.

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  10. Last kicks. Send her on retirement. It’s not even a Govt policy. In anyway case do they have any jobs apart from PEP offered jobs. Look at the Girl that stole $400k and disappeared.

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  11. Connect us ,so that we believe .I just hope so it will not be about corruption “when u pay it will show” those with no money can not find opportunities anymore

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  12. That is already the norm in a lot of places. Some employers will actually ask for social media handles of their applicants to study some further aspects of the person they will be interviewing… or considering for a job placement. Nothing new…

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  13. This can be done by an potential employer right now when screening candidates for employment.
    The only way you can escape is to avoid posting things that you do not want a potential employer to have access to. This is actually called digital foot print of an individual or person. Try searching your self on google and see what comes about you. Mind you information posted on the internet becomes permanent. Even if you delete some other servers (computers) have already copied and stored that information (cached)

    This is just a timely warning to would be job seekers.

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  14. DORA SILIYA for running mate 2021. Ba Lungu madam Inonge Wina is old now please pick Dora since you said only a woman can be running mate.

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