Case   |   Zambia

Two journalists arrested, charged for "false news"

MARCH 11, 2006
Posted March 21, 2006

Matongo Maumbi, Radio Chikuni
Jyde Hamoonga, Radio Chikuni


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 alarm to the public.” The journalists were detained overnight by police and released on bond, according to the local chapter of the Media Institute for Southern Africa (MISA).
March 21, 2006 12:00 PM ET

Case   |   Zambia

State declines to prosecute journalist

February 15, 2006
Original Alert: November 9, 2005

Fred M'membe, The Post

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 bail after six hours in policy custody. He faced prison if convicted.
February 15, 2006 12:00 PM ET
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