CONCERN OVER POST-ELECTION CONSTRAINTS ON MEDIA FREEDOM IN ZAMBIA

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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Supporting Zambia’s Choice: By Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield, U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs

By Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield, U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs In so many ways, the United States and Zambia are in this together: together in the fight to bring peace to Africa; together in the effort to lift tens of millions of Africans out of poverty; together in the push to end the ...
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United States Urges Zambian Government to Enable The Post to Reopen

The timing of the closure of The Post Newspaper by the Zambian Revenue Authority, only weeks before important elections in Zambia, is of deep concern.  The closure of The Post is the loss of an independent voice during the campaign period and election cycle.  The United States Government urges the Government of the Republic of ...
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