Zambia: growth of the media industry


The United Nations Committee on Information (UNCOI) has expressed happiness at the growth of the media industry in Zambia.

UNCOI chairperson, Lyutha Sultan Al-Mughairy said the growth of the media industry in Zambia was encouraging, especially the radio stations.

Speaking when Information and Broadcasting Services Minister, Joseph Katema paid a courtesy call on her at the Permanent Mission of the Sultanate of Oman to the UN in New York on Wednesday this week, ambassador Al-Mughairy said Zambia's active role in the Committee's bureau was highly appreciable.

"May I express happiness at the growth of the media industry in Zambia, especially in the increase in the number of radio stations, this is encouraging," she said.

She also commended Zambia for its active participation in the committee as a bureau member where Zambia was the rapporteur of the committee.

In a statement released by Zambia's first secretary for press and public relations to the UN Chibaula Silwamba yesterday, Mrs Al-Mughairy urged the Zambian media to work closely with the UN Department of Public Information (DPI).

She observed that UN TV and UN radio produce many programmes that could be beneficial to Zambians.

Ambassador Al-Mughairy, who is also Permanent Representative of Oman to the UN, commended Dr Katema for his participation at the 36th Session of the Committee on Information, which started its two-week deliberations on Monday.

Source:  Times of Zambia -  Delphine Zulu 1 May 2014,