Hope for Human Rights has advised managements at the Zambia Daily Mail, Times of Zambia and ZNBC to take the barring of their Editorial staff at the just-ended PF conference as a wake-up call.
Organization’s executive director smart Chanda tells QFM that the PF cannot be blamed for having barred that reporters from the public media because they have in most cases been used to scandalize the PF leader Michael Sata.
He adds that what the public media needs to do is to ensure that it upholds high professional standards by giving equal coverage to people with divergent Views saying this will help in restoring public confidence.
And Foundation for democratic process has observed the need for the media bodies such has Media institute for Southern Africa (MISA) Zambia, and the Press Association of Zambia (PAZA) to mediate for reconciliation between the media and political parties in the country.
FODEP executive Director McDonald Chipenzi tells QFM news that the journalists are committed to their job and that they have nothing to do with the biased editorial content that is published.
Mr. Chipenzi has since called for harmony between the political parties and the media in the country especially at a time when the country is heading to the polls.