Zambia justifies Prime TV license suspension

Zambia justifies Prime TV license suspension. Photo : Zambia Online

Johannesburg, South Africa (ADV) – The Zambian Ministry of Information and Broadcasting Services Permanent Secretary Chanda Kasolo recently justified as correct the suspension of the Prime TV license.

Early this month, Independent Broadcasting Authority (IBA) suspended the Lusaka-based private television station, citing insensitive unprofessional elements in its broadcasting through unbalanced coverage, opinionated news, material likely to incite violence and use of derogatory language.

Kasolo, who is also IBA board chairperson, maintains that Prime TV was ethically out of order hence the decision by IBA to suspend its license for a minimum period of 30 days.

Speaking earlier on today when he featured on Hot FM programme, Kasolo underlined that it was not a deliberate intention of government to inaccurately close the private media stations.

“We are in the process of amending the Zambia National Broadcasting Corporation (ZNBC) and Independent Broadcasting Authority (IBA) Acts in order to make them responsive to the needs of the projected aspirations of government and the Zambian people,” he said.

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