The Zambian Voice Executive Director Chilufya Tayali says Zambia’s international image has seriously been dented due to media suffocation under the Patriotic Front (PF) Government, reports Pan African Radio Journalist Hermit Hachilonde.
Speaking on Pan African Radio Programme dubbed “Media Agenda” recently, Mr. Tayali said the abuse of journalists and infringements of their rights worsened after the death of President Michael Sata.
He said PF Government is far away from appreciating the media because the current happenings in Zambia leave much to be desired in terms of media protection.
Mr. Tayali stressed the need to do a lot to help the media and avoid such a bad international reading about Zambia.
He said it is imperative that the media is protected and allowed to disseminate information freely without fear or favour.
“Zambia’s international image has seriously been dented due to media suffocation under the PF Government especially under president Lungu’s leadership” Mr. Tayali said