THE Media Owners Association of Zambia has described the beating of a Petauke journalist, Lovemore Phiri, by suspected UPND cadres as barbaric and inhumane. Phiri, of Pasme FM in Petauke, was beaten by suspected UPND cadres on Friday morning during a breakfast show where callers were calling in on a topic of fertilizer distribution. The suspected cadres stormed the radio station and interrupted a live programme that was discussing farmers’ preparedness for the 2022/23 farming season. In a statement, association president Ganizani Banda said it was unfortunate that journalists had continued to face political violence and harassment from political cadres despite government and media owners advocating for media freedom. “As an association, we are appalled by the inhumane act. It…...

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