Minister Calls for News Content in Local Languages to Promote Access to Information– Zambia
By Brenda Bukowa|
With 68 percent of Zambians living in poverty and literacy levels standing at 55.3 percent with more pronouncement in females than males, publication of newspapers and magazines in various local languages can be key to information dissemination to the general public.
This can further increase public understanding of national issues and in turn strengthen the practice of freedom of expression at community level.
Earlier this year, Minister of Information and Broadcasting Services, Kampamba Mulenga, on her visit to Zambia News and Information Service (ZANIS) studios in Kasama stressed the need to start printing various news in local languages as a way of informing and educating the public.
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