Stop the Zambian Watchdog, orders Masebo

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A Zambian government  Minister has called for the ban of a News online publication – Zambian Watchdog which is perceived to be critical of government.
Sylvia Masebo the Minister of Tourism and Arts has warned that negative publicity by The Zambian Watchdog  has the possibility of affecting the Zambia’s hosting of the UNWTO General Assembly scheduled for August 2013.
She has since instructed the Zambia Information Communication and Technology Authority (ZICTA) to revoke the law that allows the Zambian Watchdog to operate as an On-line publication.

Ms Masebo who is in Livingstone, the Zambian Tourism capital made the announcement during a Tourism Investment Forum held at Chrismar hotel. She said the Online publication has being defaming some people a situation she says may threaten the sucess of the UNWTO General Assembly to be co-hosted by Zambia and Zimbabwe.

There has been some concerns by the new government in Zambia on the operations of the emerging online news publication. President Michael Sata had called for regulation of the online news media and he had instructed the Justice Ministry to come up with a mechnism of controling the online media.


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6 Responses to Stop the Zambian Watchdog, orders Masebo

  1. Hey guys you really doing your best keep it up you write what is on the ground.Why are PF members supporting your organization to be shut down.The are cowards and they want to hide themselves because they are not doing what they promised the people of this country.I congratulate you becuase you are bring out the issues on what they supposed to do.

    ake siampongo
    August 28, 2012 at 1:04 pm
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  2. Hey guys you are really doing your best keep it up you write what is on the ground.Why are PF members supporting your organization to be shut down.They are cowards and they want to hide themselves because they are not doing what they promised the people of this country.I congratulate you becuase you are bring out the issues on what they supposed to do.

    ake siampongo
    August 28, 2012 at 1:06 pm
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  3. During MMD regime we all know that the post news paper headed by Mmembe played a very important role to see the down fall of MMD regime through the negative reporting now why do you want to deregistered watchdog no please

    kwachelanji
    May 23, 2013 at 9:01 am
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