MISA Zambia National Director Austin Kayanda says journalists need regulation but the same should not compromise their autonomy and ability to play their role in society. Delivering a statement on behalf of the Media Associations for Pure Self- Regulation, Thursday, Kayanda said the Zambia Media Council (ZAMEC) Bill had inimical clauses that included mandatory registration of individual journalists and sanctions directed at individual erring journalists. “If the registration to a media body was mandatory for journalists in Zambia, then the right to freedom of expression would require a licence by extension. Now, while it sounds good that there will be a limit as to who can enter the profession, one should remember that it is in this country, that TV…...

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