Cabinet Approves Bill For Regulation Of Journalists

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Cabinet has approved the introduction of a Zambia Council for Journalists Bill in Parliament to provide for the establishment of a self-regulatory professional body for journalists. Chief Government spokesperson Dora Siliya stated in a statement on the outcome of the 17th Cabinet Meeting called by President Edgar Lungu on Wednesday that the approval came as a result of complaints by some stakeholders that the habit of allowing anyone to practice journalism cannot continue to go unchallenged. Ms Siliya, who is also information and broadcasting services minister, said the establishment of the Zambia Council for Journalists will provide a legal framework for the journalism profession to thrive.

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