By Staff Writer
New Permanent Secretary of Information and Broadcasting Services, Amos Malupenga has banned public media from carrying any media statements issued Zambian Embassies abroad.
In a letter written to media heads of ZNBC, Times of Zambia, Daily Mail and ZANIS, dated January 7, 2020 and signed new Permanent Secretary of Information and Broadcasting Services Amos Malupenga, said that the public media should not use or publish or circulate such media statements from Zambian embassies and High Commission.
He said exception has been given to media statements that will have express approval from Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Mr Malupenga has also banned the appearance of ambassadors on public media programs in special interviews and feature profiles without prior approval from Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
He said that the directive was with immediate effect.
The letter was copied to Minister of Information, to the Secretary to Cabinet and to the Permanent Secretary at Foreign Affairs.