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The Media is promoting insults – Amos Malupenga

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Information PS, Amos Malupenga

Information Permanent Secretary Amos Malupenga says the print media in Zambia is mostly full of insults, a situation he says needs to change.

Addressing journalists at a workshop on Monday at Zambia Institute Mass Communication,  Malupenga who is former Managing Editor at The Post, a private owned daily tabloid stated that the media were promoting the culture of politicians insulting each other by giving them space.

He said some politicians have found a way of making headlines by defaming or character assassinate others. Malupenga urged journalists not to give space to such politicians whose sole aim is character assassination.

Malupenga told journalists that the media should always aim at promoting national unity by championing a national agenda.

The workshop on capacity building on economic reporting for journalists was organized by MISA Zambia in conjunction with the Zambia institute for policy analysis and research.

And Mr. Malupenga notes that it’s important for the media to be well educated and informed because a well informed media helps to inform the citizenry better.

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