Zambia journalists charged with defaming country’s president Post journalists arrested over story quoting opposition leaderPope Francis (R) meets Zambia’s President Edgar Lungu during a private audience on February 5, 2016 at the Vatican. REUTERS/Alberto Pizzoli
The International Press Institute (IPI) today strongly condemned Zambian authorities’ decision to charge two journalists working for the privately owned newspaper The Post with defaming Zambian President Edgar Lungu.
Post managing editor Joan Chriwa-Ngoma and reporter Mukosha Funga were detained yesterday for questioning and officially charged over a May 2015 article written by Funga that included an allegedly defamatory quote from opposition politician Eric Chanda.
Read the full article on IPI’s main website.