Zambia profile - Media
- 20 January 2015
- From the section Africa
State-run radio and TV, operated by the ZNBC, are on the air alongside private broadcasters.
Radio is the main source of information. ZNBC is the only broadcaster with national reach.
US-based Freedom House rates Zambia as "Not Free" in its 2014 Freedom of the Press survey. It cites the harassment of privately-owned news outlets, the blocking of critical websites, and politicised decisions over granting national radio licences.
Relays of BBC World Service (98.1 FM in Lusaka and Kitwe) and Radio France Internationale are on the air. There are scores of local radio stations. Multichannel pay-TV is available.
There were more than 2.3 million internet users by 2014 (Internetlivestats.com). News websites Zambian Watchdog and Zambia Reports were blocked by ISPs in 2013, says Freedom House.
- Zambia Daily Mail - state-owned
- Times of Zambia - state-owned
- The Post - private
- Daily Nation - private
- Zambia Reports - private, news website
- Zambian Watchdog - private, news website
- Lusaka Times - private, news website
- Lusaka Voice - news website
- Zambia National Broadcasting Corporation (ZNBC) - state-run, operates ZNBC TV1, TV2
- Muvi TV - private
- Zambia National Broadcasting Corporation (ZNBC) - state-run, operates multilingual Radio 1 and English-language Radio 2 and Radio 4
- QFM - private, Lusaka
- Radio Phoenix - private, Lusaka
- Radio Icengelo - church-owned, Kitwe
- Breeze FM - private, Chipata
- Sun FM -private, Ndola
- Yatsani Radio - Catholic, Lusaka
- Choice FM - private, Lusaka