Minister of Information and Broadcasting Services Dora Siliya has reacted to revelations that public broadcaster, ZNBC is owned by the Chinese.
In her tweet from her official twitter account this morning, Siliya said;
“Reports purporting that the Chinese own 60% of ZNBC once again reflect poor journalism.ZNBC IS 100% ZAMBIAN.”
“ZNBC is indeed in an SPV with StarTimes called Top star where ZNBC has 40%. The SPV is facilitating digital migration.”
She has however conceded that a separate company to carry digital signal called Topstar is jointly owned and has shared commercial agreement by both ZNBC and Star Times, a Chinese company.
Details coming later;