Media freedom in Zambia under threat, observes UK Minister

UK Minister of State for Africa, Foreign Office and DFID Harriett Baldwin says freedom of expression and media in Zambia is under threat as evidenced by the closure of Prime TV.

In her Tweet, Baldwin expressed concern over the closure of Prime TV especially that it was happening in a country with a promising democratic record to uphold.

“#CommonwealthDay #Zambia Concerned at official action against Zambian independent station Prime TV. Further evidence that freedom of expression & media is under threat in Zambia, a country with a promising democratic record to uphold,” read Baldwin’s tweet.

Baldwin had visited Zambia in July 2018 and observed that Zambia had a promising democratic record which she thought needed to be upheld.

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