MISA Zambia condemns threats and political interference on radio stations.

Threats and political interference at radio stations has created hostilities in the way radio stations have been operating.
Speaking during World Radio Day in Chipata MISA Zambia Chairperson Hellen Mwale says radio stations and journalists have been working under difficult conditions because of attacks from political parties.
Ms Mwale says political parties should restrain their cadres from violence because they are a threat to radio stations.
She says other challenges which the radio stations face is lack of revenue which makes it difficult to meet operational costs.
Ms Mwale added that lack of staff training, non-attracting and retaining of skilled broadcasters as well as failure to replace equipment contributes to none effective and efficient way of broadcasting.
Ms Mwale says it is for this reason that MISA Zambia through various partners and projects is working towards improving sustainable prospects so that radio continues to play a critical role in developing the country.
She says her organisation is also involved in mentoring and training of journalists to improve their capacities.

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