Press is under serious politically motivated threats and provocation – Father Bwalya

Frank Bwalya
Frank Bwalya

As journalists commemorate World Press Freedom Day today, a cross section of society has expressed divergent views of the status of the media in Zambia.

Some people talked to charged that press freedom remains a far-fetched dream while others said the media in Zambia is operating freely.

Muvi Television station manager Costa Mwansa said the media has encountered a number of setbacks regarding press freedom but was however quick to state that journalists will not relent in their fight for a free press.

And Alliance for Better Zambia –ABZ President Father Frank Bwalya said the press is under serious politically motivated threats and provocation.

Father Bwalya, who is also a journalist, has since urged media practitioners to continue pushing for the access to information bill.

Father Bwalya once served as Station manager at the Catholic owned Radio Icengelo in Kitwe and also as Media Institute of Southern Africa (MISA) Zambia board chairperson.