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Report All Radio and Television Stations Broadcasting Unethical and Unprofessional Content-IBA

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IBA Board Chairperson Mabel Mun’gomba
IBA Board Chairperson Mabel Mun’gomba

The Independent Broadcasting Authority (IBA) has appealed to members of the public to report all radio and television stations that are in the habit of broadcasting unethical and unprofessional content.

Speaking to journalist in Choma, IBA Board Chairperson Mabel Mun’gomba, says the Authority has an open-door policy which allows members of the public to log in complaints against broadcasting stations perceived to be deviating from their mandates in their broadcast.

Mrs. Mun’gomba said listeners and viewers have a huge role to play in the promotion of ethical and professional journalism.

She has since urged the public to take advantage of the IBA in voicing out their concerns as the authority is mandated to oversee the operations of broadcasting stations.

Mrs. Mun’gomba, accompanied by IBA Director General Josephine Mapoma, is in southern Province on a tour to check on compliance levels to the IBA Act by Commercial and Community radio stations.

She further disclosed that her tour is so far impressive as most radio stations in the province are running various innovative programs.

The IBA Chairperson noted that despite financial challenges affecting most radio stations, management has been able to sponsor some of their employees for skills development.

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32 COMMENTS

  1. We most certainly will. Our Media must be Fair and Balanced.

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  2. Hi IBA, I wish to report ZESCO for planning to broadcast loadshedding remotely to switch off our appliances using their so-called smart meters. Stop them please and save the country the over $40Million US Dollars they want to waste or we’ll be forced to do a Malawi for any further infringements on our rights!

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  3. Tell them mama Mabel, especially these UPND sympathizers and mouthpieces. All of these radios and TV need to operate under the law and not spread misinformation and fake news. They should be our partners in the development of this nation. That means they should help our PF government spread the information and national agenda and infrastructure development. Because if you don’t we are coming for you and we not hesitate to shut you down. You have been warned. Kz

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  4. Haha thank you my clone above. You are making my life easier. I am sure I have frustrated you so much such that I have managed to turn you into a pf supporter. I just hope you can vote next year. Please travel to Zambia and hope you have all your papers, so that you vote for pf.

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  5. So how do people know what’s unethical or unprofessional? Because the PF cadres will consider any discussion concerning the state of the country “unethical and unprofessional.” I hear a PF cadre saying, “IBA…I heard them talking on the radio about how bad the economy is, and how load shedding is affecting their operations. I could’ve heard more, but electricity went out in my house. Go and arrest them and revoke their license, because they’re being unethical.” IBA replies: “Great job. We’ll check them out. And we’ll send you a small token of appreciation for reporting them. What would you like us to send to you?” PF cadre replies. “Some candles and matches, please. And…” suddenly his phone battery dies.

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  6. The people that have polluted the media are politicians, notorious are the PF and UPND. It’s only PF or UPND cadres that have been known to storm media houses and attack reporters and panelists whenever they don’t agree with sentiments expressed in some programs. These cadres are always sponsored and the failure by the Police to act compounds the situation. The Police doesn’t just fail but it’s also been turned into a partisan institution. If you look at what these reporters, most of whom don’t have any journalism training, get you can cry. This doesn’t just apply to private and community stations but it’s very prevalent even in public media houses. Qualified personnel have run away from ZNBC, Zambia Daily Mail, Times of Zambia, ZANIS etc because of intimidation and poor working…

  7. and poor working conditions. Further, it’s not fair for public media which receives Govt funding and TV Levy to compete with the private media for income from adverts. So instead of using a whip to cane them please consider to provide a platform for them to air their grievances

  8. I want to report ZNBC for being biased towards the ruling party and against the opposition.
    I am also reporting Zambian Witch Doctor (ZWD) for promoting hatred and vicious messages against the State and State institutions.
    I am also recommending Lusaka Times for an award as a balanced media house which copy pastes stories from balanced sources, left and right.

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  9. I would like to report that Chilufya is still acting as a Minister of Health.
    I would like to report that we have 48 unclaimed houses.
    I would like to report that ministers who illegally stayed in office before the 2016 elections haven’t yet paid back the money they illegally collected.
    I would like to report…(awe fingi mwe)

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  10. Who appoints these people from the Board Chairman Mrs. Mun’gomba, and IBA Director General Josephine Mapoma…these are the issues you should be looking at if you want it to be truly independent…so long as you have the information minister threatening to disolve boards and not renew contracts we will never move forward.

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  11. The hidden meaning is that you should report all those that are critical of the government so that we can shut them down like prime tv.

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  12. She looks like a wizard! Do they need someone to report when they are part of the society who listen to the very media who are unethical?

    These are people who are messing up with institutions which are supposed to be purely independent.

    PF must go!

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  13. Wht’s a board chair doing on an operational/ management matter? Should Mable Mung’omba be doing this? It’s an indirect way of saying management is not up to the task.

  14. @tarino orange you hit the nail on the head. That is nepotism for you. Mungomba and Mapoma are related. That’s how they found themselves together in IBA

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  15. How can self policing work in this case? We have a good saying that “Someones meat is someones poison”. How do we go about filtering out undesired content?

  16. People here are talking of tribalism, you ve the whole PF cabinet today full of Chilufya and Bwalya( Bemba tribalist). These are thr things we always complain abt but nobody hears, now you ve a bunch of useless Tonga names at IBA and all Bembas on this platform want to go against- i say “good for u Bemba fools”. We told u abt yo whole PF cabinet & u ignored us. Infact how i wish HH ll employ mostly from his province too. Jst like Chilufya, Mukanga, Bwalya, Chanda, Lusambo, Zulu, Lungu etc.

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  17. Only people that have not archived anything in life bet their lives on tribe. If you strip it to the core everyone has a tribe or whatever they chose to call it. So stop talking about tribe focus on deliverables.

  18. @vote him out in your attempt at tribalising the issue you have grouped various tribes into one, probably your arch tribal enemy. The names you quote on the post are Bemba, Namwanga, Ngoni, lamba. I could even go further to educate you that amongst the Bemba speaking group you have cited others are Aushi and don’t pay any homage to chitimukulu. However since you have grouped all these as one you will have an impossible task trying to uproot them from power

  19. @vote him out in your attempt at tribalising the issue you have grouped various tribes into one, probably your arch tribal enemy. The names you quote on the post are Bemba, Namwanga, Ngoni, lamba. I could even go further to educate you that amongst the Bemba speaking group you have cited others are Aushi and don’t pay any homage to chitimukulu. However since you have grouped all these as one you will have an impossible task trying to uproot them from power

  20. @vote him out in your attempt at tribalising the issue you have grouped various tribes into one, probably your arch tribal enemy. The names you quote on the post are Bemba, Namwanga, Ngoni, lamba. I could even go further to educate you that amongst the Bemba speaking group you have cited others are Aushi and don’t pay any homage to chitimukulu. However since you have grouped all these as one you will have an impossible task trying to uproot them from power

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