contempt of court for running a story on the trial of a journalist accused of
pornography over a picture showing a woman giving birth.
the trial of news editor Chansa Kabwela, who in November last year was cleared
of obscenity charges over an unpublished picture of a woman giving birth in the
street outside a hospital.
allowing the article to run on August 27 2009, while the trial was under way.
Sentencing was set for Friday.
the poor state of health care in Zambia.
vice president George Kunda and women’s groups, sparking outrage in the
the newspaper and in this modern world it’s possible that he can issue
instructions from anywhere and I find the editor-in-chief guilty and I convict
lamented the ruling. The group’s executive director, Lee Habasonda, said: “This
is a dark day for the Zambian media but my appeal to them is that they should
not relent but continue working even harder.”
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