Politics

Zambia Reports Wins MISA Award

Zambia ReportsZambia Reports, an online publication covering a wide range of Zambian news, was last night awarded the best online and opinion leader award by the Media Institute Southern Africa.

Zambia Reports earned recognition for their wide coverage of the Zambian political landscape.

The award comes at a time challenging circumstances for the practice of free and independent media in Zambia, with numerous journalists facing harassment and prosecution for criticizing the government.

Zambia Reports is one of the websites that for a period of time has faced government censorship by blocking of access to the IP address – an event which was noted by international press freedom organizations as well as some foreign governments.

In a statement from the editorial board emailed to Zambia Reports staff, the organisation thanked the hard work and determination on behalf of the community of editors, reporters, commentators, and especially, readers of this website.

4 Comments

  1. Kangalaitoito

    In all fairness reporting by Zambia Reports is more mature than the Zambian Watchdog which leaves a lot of things hanging. Congratulations Zambia Reports you may not be as ‘popular” as the watchdog but you are certainly much better then them by far.

  2. Chivunda Samusungwa

    Congratulations to Zambia Reports for winning the award.Please keep on educating and informing the people about the happenings in Zambia.The current political scenario here needs online publications such as Zambia Reports to keep the people informed.

    • Editor

      Thank you very much for your kind words. We owe everything to you – the readers – to keep us going. Together we can make 2014 a year of tremendous growth!

  3. Juliet Mphande

    Congratulations!!! Its not often that professionalism and adherence to ethics gets applauded. Gratitude to MISA for showing strong leadership and to Zambia Reports for remaining professional in the midst of such great adversity… Kudos!!

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