Delegation of the European Union to Zambia and COMESA

EU STATEMENT ON THE SUSPENSION OF PRIME TV'S BROADCASTING LICENCE IN ZAMBIA

Lusaka, 07/03/2019 - 16:18, UNIQUE ID: 190307_16
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The Delegation of the European Union issues the following statement in agreement with the EU Heads of Mission in Zambia:

We are concerned by the suspension of the broadcasting licence of Prime TV by the Independent Broadcasting Authority and we join those seeking urgent reconsideration of this decision. 

Freedom of expression and freedom of the media are amongst fundamental values that the Zambian Authorities committed to respect under international and regional human rights agreements. They are essential to sustaining an inclusive, peaceful and transparent democracy. The partnership between Zambia and the European Union under the Cotonou Agreement includes a joint undertaking to promote and protect these fundamental freedoms.

 

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For more information, contact: Robert.DE-RAEVE@eeas.europa.eu

 

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