Monday, August 24, 2009

Journalist jailed in Zambia while reporting on heath care

A journalist, Chansa Kabwela, has been jailed in Zambia for taking “pornographic” photos (and distributing them to government officials) of childbirth and other personal care matters while trying to document the state of the nation’s health care. The ABC Newser story, by Clark Bentson, is here.

The country’s newspaper, The Post, did not publish the photo but the country’s president Rupiah Banda heard about the photos and ordered the arrest.

Around the world, journalists wander and report the truth at their own peril.

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