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

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.

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