United States Embassy Urges Reversal of Prime Television’s Ban

The United States remains a staunch advocate for inherent human freedoms around the world. U.S. Embassy Lusaka joins other voices in concern over the Independent Broadcast Authority’s decision to suspend Prime TV’s broadcasting license. The fundamental freedoms of speech and the press are critical for the advancement of a vibrant democracy. The United States finds ...
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United States Commends Zambia for Reopening of Privately Owned Television Station

The United States Government commends the Zambian Independent Broadcasting Authority for working with Muvi TV and Itezhi Tezhi Radio Station to allow these important privately owned media houses to reopen.  Privately owned outlets are important sources of information for the people of Zambia, adding to the plurality of voices that define a vibrant democracy.  They ...
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Press Statement John Kirby Assistant Secretary and Department Spokesperson, Bureau of Public Affairs Washington, DC September 1, 2016 The United States is disappointed that politically motivated violence and constraints on media freedom have continued after Zambia’s August 11 general election. We are especially concerned about the Independent Broadcasting Authority’s August 22 suspension of three broadcasting ...
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