Media Liaison Committee Chairman Enock Ngoma says the imprisonment of Freelance Journalist Chanda Chimba the Third should be a Wake-Up Call for Journalists to be Professional at all Levels.
The lusaka Magistrate Court this Morning Sentenced Mr Chimba for Two Years in Jail, for his Role in the Production of the “Stand Up For Zambia” Documentaries that was Aired on ZNBC, MOBI and MUVI Television Stations.
Mr Chimba’s Co-accused Former Information Minister Lieutenant General Ronnie Shikapwasha and Former Information Permanent Secretary Dr Sam Phiri were Acquitted.
Meanwhile, Mr. Ngoma says Adhering to Journalism Ethics is Key Towards Disseminating Unbiased Information.
The Trio was Found with a Case to Answer in June this Year.
The Court said the Prosecution Failed to provide Evidence that the Former Minister Directed the State Broadcaster to Air the Documentary.
The Journalist, who also Worked for the State Broadcaster in the 1990s, Produced the Documentary which Vilified the Late President Michal Chilufya Sata and all those Close to Him in the Run-Up to the 2011 General Elections, Which Mr Sata Won.