President Michael Sata’s spokesperson George Chellah still works for the Post newspaper and has passwords for the main website of the Newspaper.
The news article on the firing of Wynter Kabimba was edited on the Post website by George Chellah as this photo-shot taken by the Watchdog shows.
Check just below the words ‘PRESIDENT SATA FIRES KABIMBA’, it is clearly written ‘Edited by GEORGE CHELLAH | Updated: 28 Aug, 2014.’
Journalists, at least from independent media are expected to be independent and separate from government officials. The main role of an independent and critical media is to check or monitor what government is doing and tell the public. We wonder how that role is achieved when State House officials are also editors of newspapers