Stories about Zambia

24 June 2016

As Election Day Approaches, Zambia's Largest Independent Newspaper Shut Down by Tax Authority

"The government itself owes contractors, food suppliers, stationery suppliers, pensioners, utility companies, and civil servants and nobody, NOBODY, has shut them down...."

26 October 2014

Leaked Recordings of Zambian Ministers’ Conversations Raise Privacy Concerns

Private conversations involving ministers brings into focus issues of privacy not only for government leaders, but for the general public.

18 August 2014

Bridging the Digital Divide? Facebook and Telcos Bring Free Apps to Zambia

The industry partnership provides subscribers with access to select sites and services -- and requires users to create a Facebook account.

28 April 2014

Zambia: New Risks for Journalists At National Broadcaster

Media workers in Zambia will soon face even greater constraints from both employers and state regulators.

16 April 2014

Netizen Report: Zambian Government Nixes Internet-Friendly Constitution

This week we look at threats to media workers in Myanmar, a win for file sharing in Spain, and the curious new geography of Crimea, according to GoogleMaps.ru.

8 April 2014

Zambia Will Draft Internet Law to Control “Gossiping” Media

Information Minister Joseph Katema derided the current media environment, claiming that Zambians are "starved of credible information" due to the media's focus on "spreading falsehoods."

13 March 2014

Zambia: President’s Son Warns Journalist, “We Will Kill You”

Beaten and threatened by Kazim Sata, independent journalist Thomas Zgambo will soon stand trial in a case linking him to the Zambian Watchdog, an investigative news website.

13 February 2014

Two Million Mobile SIM Cards Deactivated in Zambia

Zambians who failed to register their SIM cards are now facing dead air -- journalists and opposition party leaders say the deactivations are a violation of citizens' privacy and communication...

17 January 2014

Zambian Police Go After ‘Watchdog’ for Publishing Draft Constitution

Indy news site the Zambian Watchdog published a leaked draft of the nation's constitution -- police now say they will use "international legal provisions" to prosecute those behind the Watchdog.

6 January 2014

Minister Offers $2000 Reward To Unmask Zambian Watchdog Editors

Bribes abound in the latest chapter of the battle between the Zambian government and the independent Zambian Watchdog news site.

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