Stories about Zambia

Freedom of expression in a downward spiral in Southern Africa, says new study

Outdated laws, exorbitant fees, and stifling of dissent have ramped up violations to the right of free expression in Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Tanzania, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.

Seven African governments employ surveillance spyware, says new study

Equatorial Guinea, Botswana, Kenya, Morocco, Nigeria, Zambia, and Zimbabwe have employed surveillance technology from Circles, a firm affiliated with Israel's NSO Group, according to the report by Citizen Lab.

Taxed, throttled or thrown in jail: Africa’s new internet paradigm

Across the continent, the legal and economic costs of speaking up are rising.

Tax Evasion or Political Journalism? Private Newspaper’s Battle With Zambian Government Continues

Unpaid taxes, arrests, alleged police brutality and upcoming elections have convoluted public perspective on whether Zambia's main independent newspaper should be allowed to remain operational.

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...."

Zambian Deputy Minister Attacks Bank Employee Over Facebook Comment

The Deputy Minister’s visit reportedly was marked with obnoxious name calling, threats and shouts that shocked clients and security personnel at the bank.

Arbitrary Arrests, Cybercrime, and Mass Mobile Adoption: Monitoring Digital Rights in Sub-Saharan Africa

Global Voices speaks to Tom Rhodes, the East Africa representative for the Committee to Protect Journalists, about the state of freedom of expression online in Sub-Saharan Africa.

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.

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.

Zambia: New Risks for Journalists At National Broadcaster

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

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