Zambian Government closing-in on abusive online publishers

Sata on Facebook
Sata on Facebook

Government says it is closing-in on people who abuse the online publications to defame others in the name of freedom of speech.

Communication Minister, Yamfwa Mukanga says his ministry is working with security wings, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Zambia Information Communication Technology Authority (ZICTA) to curb the vice.

Mr. Mukanga has told ZNBC NEWS in interview that efforts are also being made to engage countries hosting people behind some of the online publications in the habit of defaming people.

Mr. Mukanga has also advised members of the public against taking advantage of democracy to defame others.

PF Lusaka Province Youth chairman, Kennedy Kamba on Friday challenged ZICTA and the police to trace and prosecute people in the habit of insulting President Michael Sata on some online publications.