Zambia / 2006

Two journalists arrested, charged for "false news"

March 21, 2006 12:00 PM ET

MARCH 11, 2006 Posted March 21, 2006 Matongo Maumbi, Radio Chikuni Jyde Hamoonga, Radio Chikuni HARASSED, LEGAL ACTION Maumbi and Hamoonga, two journalists working for Radio Chikuni, a community station in the southern district of Monze, were arrested and charged with publishing “false news with intent to cause fear and...

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State declines to prosecute journalist

February 15, 2006 12:00 PM ET

February 15, 2006 Original Alert: November 9, 2005 Fred M'membe, The Post HARASSED, LEGAL ACTION The Zambian state declined to prosecute award-winning journalist M'membe for criticizing President Levy Mwanawasa. M'membe, editor of Zambia's leading daily The Post, was charged with insulting the president in November 2005. He was released on...

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