Zambia profile

Newspaper readers in Zambia Media workers in Zambia operate under difficult conditions

State-run radio and TV, operated by the ZNBC, are on the air alongside private broadcasters.

Freedom of speech is guaranteed in the constitution, but journalists can face legal harassment and physical intimidation, says US-based Freedom House. Journalists commonly practice self-censorship, it adds.

Relays of BBC World Service (98.1 FM in Lusaka and Kitwe) and Radio France Internationale are on the air. Multichannel pay-TV is available.

There were more than 882,000 internet users by December 2011 (Internetworldstats.com). The government does not restrict internet access.

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