FORMER ministry of information permanent secretary Chanda Kasolo says politicians become the stumbling block to the enactment of the Access to Information Bill due to fear of the unknown. And MISA Zambia national director Austin Kayanda says he doesn’t see any connection between media self-regulation and the Access to Information Bill, which he says is meant to benefit all citizens. Justice Minister Mulambo Haimbe recently said Zambians should expect more progress on the enactment of the Access to Information Bill once the media resolves the issue of self-regulation. But in an interview, Kasolo said there was no direct link between the two. He argued that politicians feared that if the bill was enacted, then journalists would start “spilling beans” about…...

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