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MISA Zambia demands the immediate and unconditional release of M’membe, wife and Post Editor Joseph Mwenda

MISA Zambia demands the immediate and unconditional release of M’membe, wife and Post Editor Joseph Mwenda

MISA Zambia is alarmed by the arrest of Post newspaper Editor-in-Chief, Fred M’membe, his wife Mutinta and Post Deputy Managing Editor, Joseph Mwenda for attempting to access their office premises following an ex-parté order staying execution of the Zambia Revenue Authority’s warrant of distress issued on June 21st, 2016. The arrest is proof that the action by the state is politically motivated and only aimed...

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Police Arrest Post Newspaper Editor in Chief and two others; newspaper remains closed

Police Arrest Post Newspaper Editor in Chief and two others; newspaper remains closed

Police have arrested Post Editor-in-Chief Fred M’membe, his wife Mutinta and Deputy-Managing Editor Joseph Mwenda as they attempted to access the newspaper’s offices following an ex-parte order which Police disregarded saying it was not signed by the Zambia Revenue Authority (ZRA). The order, issued by the Revenue Appeals Tribunal stayed the execution of a warrant of distress issued by the revenue authority on Tuesday, 21st...

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MISA ZAMBIA SADDENED BY ZRA CLOSURE OF THE POST NEWSPAPER

MISA ZAMBIA SADDENED BY ZRA CLOSURE OF THE POST NEWSPAPER

MISA Zambia is concerned with the closure of The Post Newspaper by the Zambia Revenue Authority (ZRA) as the action is an assault to democracy and against media freedom. The Zambia Revenue Authority on Tuesday 21st June, 2016 closed The Post Newspaper Limited, demanding that the company pays a total of K68 million (US$6.1 million) disputed tax arrears immediately. Closing the Post will not punish...

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Zambia’s The Post newspaper shut down ahead of elections

Zambia’s The Post newspaper shut down ahead of elections

The Zambia Revenue Authority on Tuesday, June 21, 2016, raided The Post newspaper and reportedly seized property at the newspaper’s printing plant bringing the paper’s operations to a halt.  This was confirmed by the managing editor Joseph Mwenda. He called the move an attempt to silence the newspaper ahead of August elections. Police and tax officials physically closed the Post newspaper’s offices in Lusaka late...

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Patriotic Front Cadres attack Zambia’s Petauke Explorers Radio

Patriotic Front Cadres attack Zambia’s Petauke Explorers Radio

A group of suspected ruling Patriotic Front cadres on June 13, 2016, allegedly harassed and beat up Petauke Explorers Radio security officer Joseph Nyumayo and threatened to close the station. The cadres (leader’s name withheld) stormed the radio station around 16h30 on Monday and allegedly harassed and beat up Joseph Nyamuyo a Security officer for refusing them entry into the studio to fish out Petauke Central independent...

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