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Zambian Prime TV’s license suspended for ethical reasons

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Ministry of Information and Broadcasting Services Permanent Secretary, Chanda Kasolo, who is also Independent Broadcasting Authority (IBA) board chairperson, has stated that Prime TV was breaking ethical rules and therefore IBA decided to suspend its license for a minimum period of 30 days.

Speaking on Hot FM programme today, Mr Kasolo insisted that it was not a specific government intention to close all the private media stations.

Previously this month, IBA suspended the Lusaka-based private TV station for insensitive unprofessional elements in its broadcasting, unbalanced coverage, opinionated news and material inspiring violence among the population as well as for using derogatory language.

Mr. Kasolo also said that he was in the process of amending the Zambia National Broadcasting Corporation (ZNBC) and Independent Broadcasting Authority (IBA) Acts to make them appropriate to the needs the Zambian people.

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