Prime TV managing director Gerald Shawa says the decision by the Independent Broadcasting Authority (IBA) to suspend its operating licence for a month is too stiff. And Amnesty International Regional Director for Southern Africa Deprose Muchena says the suspension of Prime TV’s license is a ploy to muzzle independent voices in Zambia. Meanwhile, NGOCC executive director Engwase Mwale has demanded the immediate lift of the ban so that Prime TV can be left to operate freely. In an interview, Shawa lamented that he would have to refund clients who had paid for advertisement upfront; aside from paying employees. “Of course we are not happy and we feel they didn’t follow they right procedure. What they should have done was to…...

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