Zambia 2014 violations & victories 19 January Republican Vice President Dr. Guy Scott stated that government was investigating the source of the Draft Constitution leaked to the Zambian Watchdog, an online publication. 20 January Minister of communications, Yamfwa Mukanga, allegedly said the government and Zambia Information and Communication Technology Authority are working on a law to make online media ‘accountable’. 1 February Former Defence minister, Geoffrey Mwamba, sued The Post Newspaper Limited and two others, demanding K14 billion as damages for alleged malicious falsehood. 18 February Kasempa district council Deputy Secretary Dominic Makisa was charged with assault occasioning bodily harm by Zambia Police for physically attacking K FM station manager, Nyambe Muyumbana in Kasempa. 21 February Journalism lecturer Clayson Hamasaka illegally detained before a case was established against him, in relation to the charge of possession of obscene materials. 3 March Ruling Patriotic Front (PF) Copper Belt Provincial chairman, Sturdy Mwale, threatened to fire ZNBC reporters for not covering the election victory of the ruling party in Wusakile local government byelection. 2 March Government warned Mano Community Radio Station in Kasama to immediately stop broadcasting inflammatory programmes that could cause public discontent or risk revocation of its license. 7 March Daily Nation proprietor Richard Sakala, his production editor Simon Mwanza and Foundation for Democratic Process (FODEP) Executive Director Macdonald Chipenzi charged with publishing false information with intent to cause fear and alarm, their casewas transferred to the Lusaka High Court for constitutional determination.