Diplomats Relying On Online Media for News, Says Kalaba

Foreign Affairs Minister Harry Kalaba has publicly admitted that most diplomats in the Foreign Service are relying too much on online media for information.

Kalaba said there was need to check the growing influence of online media as they peddle, according to him, falsehoods .

He said diplomats should rely on public media outlets like the newly introduced online ZNBC news.

Kalaba said it would be important for diplomats to ignore information posted by online media as it tended to create animosity and anxiety outside Zambia.

The PF government has waged a vicious war against online media by blocking some critical online publications, Zambia Reports and Zambian Watchdog, from being accessed inside Zambia.

However, most citizens are still able to access the websites through proxy websites and also the use of facebook and twitter.

Source : Zambia Reports

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