PF Media given 10-day ultimatum

The Media Liaison Committee has given the three PF controlled ‘public’ media institutions ten days within which to change and live up to their mandate of serving the public failure to which the committee will take the matter to court.
Addressing a media briefing on Monday morning, Media Liaison Committee Chairperson Enock Ngoma said the committee has confidence in the courts of law to prevail over ZNBC, Times of Zambia and Zambia Daily Mail.
Mr. Ngoma said while the committee demands ethical conduct from ZNBC, Daily Mail and Times of Zambia, the private media equally had a task of being fair and equal in coverage.
But Information and Broadcasting Services Minister Chishimba Kambwili says the committee can go ahead and sue the PF magazines.
Kambwili, who is also Chief Government Spokesperson, claims that ZNBC, Times of Zambia and Zambia Daily Mail are objective in their reporting.
Kambwili further claimed that the PF controlled ZNBC has been striving to cover all political parties.
Kambwili wants the Media Liaison Committee to condemn some private media organizations that are covering the opposition.
And Ngoma has expressed concern with the growing trend of attack on journalists by PF thugs.
He cited the attack on two journalists in Eastern Province who were beaten and almost burnt by well known PF thugs and a docket was opened by the police yet no arrests have been made.
The PF thugs also urinated in the mouth of one of the reporters from the Post. Their Secretary General Davies Chama had recently asked Zambians to urinate in the Kariba Dam to increase water levels.

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