Supported by:
* Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES)
* BBC Media Action
“Everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and expression; this right includes freedom to hold
opinions without interference and to seek, receive and impart information and ideas through
media and regardless of frontiers.” - Article 19 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights
“This legislation springs from one of our most essential principles; a democracy works best when
the people have all the information that the security of the nation permits. No one should be able
to pull the curtains of secrecy around decisions which can be revealed without injury to the public
interest.” - President Lyndon Johnson of the USA when he signed the Freedom of Information Act
in 1966.

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The State of the Media Report in Zambia is an in-depth assessment of the operating environment
of the media in the country and is published bi-annually. Each report focuses on an identified
Researcher: Francesca Phiri Banda
Copy Editor: Thomas Zulu
Layout: Thomas Zulu

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