By Staff Journalist
The United States Government has demanded an urgent reversal by Independent Broadcast Authority (IBA) suspending the broadcasting license for prime television.
The US through its Embassy Public Affairs Officer Sean Mcintosh says the suspension of Prime TV’s License is counterproductive to upholding fundamental freedoms of speech and the press which are critical for the advancement of a vibrant democracy.
Mcintosh has since encouraged the IBA to reconsider the action.
Meanwhile, the Media Owners Association of Zambia President Kenny Tonga says the suspension of Prime TV’S License deprives citizens the independence platform to access information and participation on matters of development
But Minister of Information and Broadcasting Services, Dora Siliya has not yet received the report on the 30 days suspension
Speaking when she addressed journalists, Siliya however believes that IBA must have a reasonable course that led to the temporal closure of prime TV.
She also hopes that those that have criticized the move by the IBA are not being emotional and that they are making comments from an informed point of view.
Meanwhile Siliya who is also Chief Government Spokesperson has implored the public transporters to consider reducing the bus fares following the recent reduction in the fuel pump price by 50 Ngwee.