Kabimba urged to stop harassing journalists

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Wynter Kabimba

The Media Liaison Committee (MLC) has expressed displeasure at the alleged continued harassment of journalists at public media institutions by some senior government officials.

Committee chairperson Mickie Mumba says media reports suggesting that Justice Minister and Patriotic Front (PF) Secretary General Wynter Kabimba has been threatening with dismissal some journalists and media heads from among the three public media institutions is unfortunate and retrogressive.

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Mr. Mumba says such reported threats from Mr. Kabimba is also setting bad precedent as the media and the government is seemingly perceived to be quarrelling even when not much has been done to sustain media reforms in the country.

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Mr. Mumba notes that senior government officials must not be seen to be antagonizing the media in this way when the country is at the verge of making media reforms.

Mr. Mumba has also called on the other media bodies in the country to condemn any harassment against the media in the country.

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1 COMMENT

  1. Be aware.

    In the age of multimedia, twitter and facebook every citizen is a potential journalist. Where has the interference with journalists been successful in the last 10 years.

    It is thankfully increasingly difficult to direct the what is discussed or published.

    There are problems with this of course when everyone can publish what they like but not enough to curtail the freedom of journalists who do their job honestly and honourably.

    J.Meyer

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