Zambia Reports, Watchdog mirror created by Reporters without Borders blocked as well

Access from within Zambia to the mirror of the Zambian Watchdog news website that Reporters Without Borders created yesterday to help circumvent government censorship was itself blocked within hours.


Internet users in Zambia have confirmed to Reporters Without Borders that the mirror site is now being blocked.

And the Zambian authorities have also blocked domestic access to a second independent Website www.zambiareports. Read the article in the Guardian of UK here


Reporters Without Borders is offering a complete archive of the Zambian Watchdog website to Internet users who would like to create their own mirror. It is available at  


To create and host a copy of the site, download the 407 Mb archive, transfer it to an online server and decompress the files in their own folder.


Then send us the newly-created mirror’s address and we will add it to the list of mirror sites:,41825.html

And Reporters Without Borders is appalled by the Zambian government’s blocking of access to Zambian Watchdog (, an independent news website based abroad, and by a wave of arrests and charges against journalists suspected of collaborating with the site.

Read the full reaction by the Paris based media freedom  orgainsatuion here

Journalist Pondamali still in prison three days after police abducted him
Ailing Sata forced to go to Chipata, returning same day

46 Responses to "Zambia Reports, Watchdog mirror created by Reporters without Borders blocked as well"

  1. Solwezi Cia spy   July 20, 2013 at 07:14

    They r using substandard chinese technology…. I’m enjoying ZWD in solwezi….. Work done is zero by king Ukwa

  2. tomandjerry   July 20, 2013 at 00:45

    Blackberry no problem… And also opera mini is ok zwd

  3. christian brotherhood   July 19, 2013 at 21:49

    i love watchdog than timez of pf and post of pf and daily mails wth lies

  4. christian brotherhood   July 19, 2013 at 21:43

    Web site cnt b blocked by thz imbecile pf. there skilz ar stil at bby claz level. im more educated than pf prsdent..

  5. Reflect   July 19, 2013 at 19:12

    They are wasting their time these autocratic goons.we are still enjoying the zwd at full throttle

    • 1000 ways to die   July 19, 2013 at 20:45

      Indeed wasting their time still enjoying ZW to the brim.

  6. kasaka   July 19, 2013 at 18:50

    Working for me! ZWD ni zee!!!

  7. Wezungwangu   July 19, 2013 at 18:15

    Since morning I have been on WD and never had difficulties, who is reporting lies ? Maybe its these dinosaurs (PF dictators) who are trying to confuse the WD. You those chinese phones you are using it will go well with you ?

    • Wezungwangu   July 19, 2013 at 18:19

      I mean all those using cheap chinese phones they think everything will go well with them , never

      • T.B. Joshua   July 20, 2013 at 12:07

        @wezungwange, what matters isn’t how expensive your phone is, but your technical capacity to use it efficiently. i’ve reprogrammed my cheap chinese phone and expanded its functionality such that am never affected with by pf blocking of sites. in fact i browse freely on all networks.

  8. Shimapuli   July 19, 2013 at 18:02

    No problems with reading this publication if you hammer

  9. OldRugsOUT   July 19, 2013 at 17:56

    Have been accessing ZWD uninterupted since.

    To start with UKWA doesn’t know how to read and write, he’s a standard 2 drop-out.

    His Legal Affair Minister is not only a Joke in himself, but an insult of a being.


  10. Shimapuli   July 19, 2013 at 17:29

    I have no problem reading.Just use one of the proxies such as It’s great.

    • vvi   July 20, 2013 at 06:56

      Thanks shimapuli, it works brilliant!

  11. betters   July 19, 2013 at 17:13

    BOI, please this is not Facebook. stop talking about being blocked on this site cost it does not work that way,

    for your OWN INFORMATION, your PF engineers have failed to block ZWD in Zambian. NOT EVEN ON THEIR OWN NETWORK ZAMTEL.I AM using ZAMTEL in KBW…

    The Internet was designed to self hell, that’s what most people don’t know. you cant really shut down people. maybe nursery school going children , which in this case i am not one of them

  12. mwanawina   July 19, 2013 at 16:29

    Never missed news here, thanks to Opera mini.

    • the prophet   July 20, 2013 at 06:29

      me too man, i jst hear of ths blocking bt i havent experienced it. Opera min is good

  13. P.F CADRE   July 19, 2013 at 16:20

    This is news to me iam smartly reading ZWD.

  14. umupondo   July 19, 2013 at 16:02

    Uc browser or opera mini is the way to go.

  15. Choma Zambia   July 19, 2013 at 16:02

    Just download STEALTH. They can’t possibly manage. If the US failed to silence Wikileaks, who is PF? I’m enjoying ZWD on my Blackberry right here in Zambia.

  16. Jairos   July 19, 2013 at 15:51

    Use to log in, no problems

  17. Czar   July 19, 2013 at 15:26

    Try as they may, the muppets in PF will not succeed in their attempts to block ZWD. No wonder their leader is an illiterate blundering riff raff. Click my name!

  18. Wisdom   July 19, 2013 at 15:23

    Sata and his Pig Feces (PF) think blocking the watchdog will give Zambia a better image how dumb is that? If you don’t like ZWD don’t read it, it is that simple! I can’t believe they are wasting tax payers money on such nonsense.

  19. EMMY   July 19, 2013 at 15:22

    Even PF ministers addicted to Zambian Watchdog like Miles Sampa and Nkandu Luo should be frustrated with the action taken by Sata

  20. patick   July 19, 2013 at 15:06

    unleash international hackers and other organizations sympathetic to freedom of the press, Sata ask the US Government how they failed with wiki leaks and Juliann asange

  21. Benny mainga   July 19, 2013 at 14:42

    This is a government that promised the people of zambia heaven on earth even when they knew they cannot give them Cairo road..Opera mini ladies and gentlemen is the way out,am not affected on my Blackberry.

  22. NACHI   July 19, 2013 at 14:41

    Ba zalema

  23. Mailoni ressurrected soul   July 19, 2013 at 14:28

    Dont warry thats why we in diaspora, we shall be emailing our friends kikikiki pama fi

  24. Rihana   July 19, 2013 at 14:16

    Guys, donot list the proxy sites you are using here because they are going to block them too, they have blocked the ones listed by watchdog but I have managed to find one to use, since there are thousands of them online. Just send your proxy site to friends and family instead of advertising them for the pf idiots to target them. This is war,and let’s tire the dunderheads to death as they will not manage to block all the proxy sites!

    • Czar   July 19, 2013 at 15:41

      Click on my name!

    • 1000 ways to die   July 19, 2013 at 20:47

      Wonderful news holaaaaala.

  25. fairness and justice   July 19, 2013 at 14:15

    They are wasting enjoying the ZWD in M’tendere east,zambia lusaka

  26. George   July 19, 2013 at 14:11

    As long as the watchdog is accessable in other parts of the world i shall read it, to hell the coward Sata, u are going whether u like it or not.

  27. LOVER   July 19, 2013 at 14:08


  28. Wenye   July 19, 2013 at 13:40

    Awe mwandi this pf

  29. Sata(n) is a liar   July 19, 2013 at 13:26

    Opera mini is the way to go.

  30. Ex-Zambian   July 19, 2013 at 13:23

    Zambia is leading the world in cyber warfare. This is fun to watch. Sure this is giving Ukwa sleepless nights. If prostrate cancer does not kill him, I am sure he will drive himself crazy trying to block hostile internet sites. That is probably why he is not seen a lot in public. He is pre-occupied with blocking the Watchdog.

  31. Morse   July 19, 2013 at 13:20

    Despots are like that next time pipo be wise. Never to allow tinpots anymore! Viva HH!

  32. odyankumbu   July 19, 2013 at 13:08

    I can enjoy reading

  33. betters   July 19, 2013 at 13:07

    To hell with them. I have continued seeing the watchdog and posting like now ON THE ZAMTEL NETWORK IN KABWE, IN THE MIDDLE OF ZAMBIA……….. LOL HAHHAHA


  34. Smart boy I   July 19, 2013 at 13:01

    This PF Government is a problem.Let them remain noble and there will be no need of suppressing opposing views. I am in state house premises but still able to browse using

  35. xoxo   July 19, 2013 at 12:56

    pipo use proxies, or opera mini…im in Zambia and reading zwd nicely.

  36. situmba   July 19, 2013 at 12:51

    Opera mini is better.Ever since,Im able to access zwd on mtn/airtel

  37. Suggestor   July 19, 2013 at 12:50

    When around us the world is progressing, we here have a Jurassic age president claiming to offer 21st century solutions, one of which involves blocking free media

    • 1000 ways to die   July 19, 2013 at 20:52

      Jurassic age zambia being the jurassic park. LOL.