CHAPTER One Foundation executive director Linda Kasonde says the Access to Information Bill and the media self-regulation are separate issues and government should therefore not conflate them. 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. In an interview, Kasonde said the media was merely one of the stakeholders involved in accessing and disseminating such information. “Chapter One Foundation believes that the issue of enacting an Access to Information Bill, which is long overdue, and the issue of media self-regulation, are completely separate and distinct issues which need to be addressed as such. The Access to Information Bill relates to providing…...

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