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Tuesday, May 25, 2021

IBA summons Muvi TV over Chilufya Tayali interview

General News IBA summons Muvi TV over Chilufya Tayali interview

The Independent Broadcasting Authority (IBA) has reiterated that it will not hesitate to invoke Section 29 of its amendment Act No. 26 of 2010 if local television broadcasting stations operate in a manner that disregards the law.

Section 29 of the IBA Amendment Act No. 26 of 2010 gives the board the power to suspend, revoke or cancel any broadcasting licence issued under the Act.

IBA Director General Josephine Mapoma said in a statement to ZANIS this evening that the authority was appalled by the conduct of Muvi Television (TV) when it hosted Chilufya Tayali, the president of the opposition Economic and Equity party on its assignment programme aired yesterday, May 15, 2021.

Ms. Mapoma said the IBA is concerned that Muvi TV allegedly does not seem to observe the highest professional standards as provided for in Section 24 (1) (e) of the IBA (Amendment) Act No. 26 of 2010.

Section 24 (1) (e) of the IBA (Amendment) Act No. 26 of 2010, states that the programming provided by commercial stations must meet the highest standards of journalistic professionalism.

She said three weeks ago, IBA cautioned Muvi TV for alleged unprofessional conduct it exhibited when the television station featured the president of the opposition Poor People’s Party, Alex Muliokela.

“The station was directed to exercise good judgment and take ethical considerations seriously, regardless of whether a programme is paid for or not,” she said.

Ms. Mapoma has since reminded Muvi TV and other broadcasting stations to exercise professionalism in order to avoid contravening the law and face consequences.

“Meanwhile, the public may wish to know that Muvi TV has since been summoned to appear before the authority to attend to specific concerns,” she said.

34 COMMENTS

  1. Sort them out. We are tired of political sponsored tv stations that aim at degrading others.
    If they don’t answer or see to it that they need change close the station for good like post newspaper

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  2. Josephine Mapoma has no shame at all…she is afraid that PF will dissolve her board and her livelihood but she is forgetting that she is in charge till August no one can touch you now…really laughable…not even Dora

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  3. As for that boy Tayali he is noisy silly boy State House only have themselves to blame for feeding him state secrets …I am surprised no one has been fired by the lazy one. Tayali is like a hungry rat once you cut off his hand outs …I feel for the naïve teenage w ife who is trapped with a big foooooool in Zambia and war in Ethiopia.

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  4. I’m looking for the day ZNBC will summoned for not carrying news on selected individuals who have chosen to represent Zambians through other political parties

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  5. After spending billions of borrowed money ……..

    this is the sad pathetic indictment of the corrupt fraud convict lawyer lungus rule……

    Any other leader would not be so insecure as this hopless moron fraud convict lungu…….

    especially after the PF bragging about development never seen before….

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  6. What is “independent” about the IBA? Not so much apparently. They follow the instructions from State House or OP, just like Daily Mail or ZNBC. Independent, my foot!

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  7. This is the chance to be a brave civil servant …there is a reason why ministers are removed from offices for 3 months

  8. It’s too late to silence anybody, you can close Muvi TV but we’ll continue to talk. The same cells that you put Tayali in will one day host you and that’s how styopet African politics are.

  9. Great job for IBA. The law should be applied fairly. Even thou tayali is my mbuya he also needs to face the law like any body else. The u.p.n.d diasporans like that m0nkey tarino were claiming that tayali is funded by us. Today they have changed their tune. A true reflection of how embedded the rule of law is under pf.

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  10. You should try your best not to take ANYTHING trolls say seriously. NO matter how POORLY they behave, remember these people spend countless UNPRODUCTIVE hours trying to make people mad. They’re not WORTH your time of day.

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  11. So this IBA does not see or hear the nonsense that is on ZNBC . I have added IBA to the list of useless organisations in Zambia that are PF controlled or extensions of PF.

    You will go together when time comes!

  12. A so-called ‘Independent Broadcasting Authority’ is busy summoning stations that interview opposition figures under the pretext of professionalism? They mean under orders of the regime to shut down private entities that allow alternative voices? How about summoning the unprofessional PF mouth piece called ZNBC? Who has summoned the unprofessional Police? Uncouth ministers etc.? The list is long on the other side.

  13. Let it go imwe naimwe! why make a storm in a tea cup. The mosquito will irritate but imagine you lot get voted out of office. You will be parading to the same mosquito for forgiveness. Malabish.

  14. Seriously IBA???? You not even ashamed that the organization’s name INDEPENDENT just got ridiculed. What a bunch of lossers. Shame on you Josephine, you are an embarrassment to professionalism

  15. Why can’t politicians campaign and tell us their plans than discuss opponents. We know all those standing but I would like to know what Tayali’s party will do better than hearing stories about XYZ

  16. And in the mean time Edgar Ch!na Lungu never ever answers even ONE question during press conferences. So according to the IBA you will never get arrested for talking to the Lying One!

  17. Why should news media be policed by a body they have no role in creating? That is censorship. Who are the Independent Broadcasting Authority (IBA) in the scheme of news dissemination? A government aligned policing body or a voluntary professional or ethical body? Certainly not the latter. And the government must be very happy that it has so many media controllers from Amos Malupenga, Dora Siliya, Josephine Mapoma to Kanganja. One just cant practice journalism without government standing behind you whip in hand

  18. In other countries presidential candidates actually do have debates. Here the incumbent doesn’t do debates, AND he never answers any questions – and he gets AWAY with it???

  19. It’s campaign time, the opposition have only got these private stations, znbc will not show them, let people campaign in peace.

  20. Many countries have independent broadcasting standards bodies, but in progressive countries, those bodies only listen to what the VIEWERS complain about. It is the VIEWERS who decide whether the content was acceptable or not. In dictatorships and nanny states, there are ministries of national misGUIDANCE and bodies like the Zambian IBA made up of individuals who feel so powerful and so morally holier than thou that THEY want to decide what people should watch, read and listen to. Nazi Germany had a ministry of National Guidance. Let the PEOPLE choose what they want and not unelected bureaucrats making decisions on our behalf. Do not treat citizens as though they are kids.

  21. Matumbo – Its campaign time and I have not heard one Politician especially PF who put us in this mess, talk about how they are going to reduce or pay off the huge debt…Lazy Lungu is busy in State House polishing his dancing shoes for the campaign rally platform.

  22. There are few individuals in these private TV stations that want to act tough but so unethical and unprofessional. You wonder where the owners of these stations go.
    So reckless.

  23. This Thorn in the A$$ – If that boy Tayali was there talking about some opposition leader you would drooling like a sick rabid dog with excitement now because its our lazy bum in State House it is unethical and unprofessional….and you wonder why they are reckless. Really laughable!!

  24. So what was wrong with a Tayali voicing his freedom of speech? As annoying as he is, let him talk. How are we to pick leaders when you do not allow people to speak? IBA is wrong on this one.

  25. It is very difficult to enforce ethical standards by regulation. Muvi themselves should submit their ethical code. True to the color Tayali painted it appears the orders are beginning to fire from the source. Very embarrassingly predictable.

  26. THIS IS TOTAL STUPIDITY OF THE IBA , JUST BECAUSE TAYALI SPOKE THE TRUTH THE LUNGU IS NOT ELIGIBLE ,UNLESS HE WANTS TO BE A PRESIDENT THROUGH THE THIRD TERM OR BACK DOOR , BUT US THE PATRIOTS SHALL NOT ALLOW THAT AT THE BALLOT JUST LIKE WE DID DURING BILL 10. LOOK LIES HAVE SHORT LEGS , IT IS A BIG CONGRATS TO TAYALI AND MUVI TV AND ALL STATIONS LIKE IN TANZANIA SHALL BE BACK , SO WAIT I CANNOT WASTE MY VOTE ONCE AGAIN OF FP AT ALL , NO MORE .
    BA ZK , IFYABUPUBA , WAIT AND SEE , WE VOTE PF WHEN YOU WHERE EATING FROM MMD AND ONLY CAME TO SATA WHEN RB WAS IN COURT , WE KNOW YOU ALL CRIMINALS .

    ZAMBIANS ITS TIME TO GIVE HH AND UPND A CHANCE TO SHOW US WHAT THEY ARE MADE OFF, AS ALL ARE ZAMBIANS , HERE WE DONOT VOTE ONE PERSON THREE TIMES AND NO ONE RUNS ZAMBIA OVER TEN YEARS AND SO ON ,…

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