United Party for National Development

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CPJ, Paradigm Initiative urge Zambian President Hakainde Hichilema to institute press freedom reforms

CPJ and Paradigm Initiative write to Zambian President Hakainde Hichilema to urge him to act on his commitments and ensure Zambia’s press can work freely and without fear of reprisal.

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Zambian officials threaten journalist Wellington Chanda over reporting

At least four officials with Zambia’s ruling political party, United Party for National Development (UPND), threatened Wellington Chanda, a reporter for the privately owned City TV broadcaster in the northeastern town of Kasama, during two separate phone calls on August 7 and 8, 2022, over a City TV report, according to news reports, a statement…

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Ruling party supporters raid Zambia’s Mpika FM Radio, halt show featuring opposition

At around 8 p.m. on December 1, 2021, approximately 20 people who identified themselves as supporters of Zambia’s ruling United Party for National Development (UPND) forcibly entered Mpika FM, a community radio station in the northeastern town of Mpika, and ordered the presenter on air, Peter Nkandu, to immediately stop broadcasting a weekly phone-in-program, “The…

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