Information Ministry comes up with ‘dress code’ for journalists

The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting has come up with a dress code for Journalists covering state functions.
According to a letter dated 18th May 2018 and addressed to Zambia News and Information Services (ZANIS), Zambia National Broadcasting Corporation (ZNBC) , Zambia Daily Mail, Times Print Park Zambia Limited and National Agriculture Information Service (NAIS) and signed by Ministry of Information acting Permanent Secretary Beaton Kaluba, Journalists covering state functions will have to wear ‘appropriate’ attire which should either be dark suits and ties, national dress (those green, black and orange things that some people wear on independence day), or any other former attire.
It further says any Journalists clad in jeans, slacks, tights, minis and topless attires (whatever that means), will be turned back by security.
Recently the University of Zambia also came up with a dress code for students using the library but reversed the decision within days after sharp reactions and distanced themselves from the dress code memo

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