Gershom Ndhlovu

I am a Zambian journalist, blogger and Global Voices author, passionate about media and internet freedom.

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Latest posts by Gershom Ndhlovu

26 October 2014

Leaked Recordings of Zambian Ministers’ Conversations Raise Privacy Concerns

Private conversations involving ministers brings into focus issues of privacy not only for government leaders, but for the general public.

28 April 2014

Zambia: New Risks for Journalists At National Broadcaster

Media workers in Zambia will soon face even greater constraints from both employers and state regulators.

8 April 2014

Zambia Will Draft Internet Law to Control “Gossiping” Media

Information Minister Joseph Katema derided the current media environment, claiming that Zambians are "starved of credible information" due to the media's focus on "spreading falsehoods."

13 March 2014

Zambia: President’s Son Warns Journalist, “We Will Kill You”

Beaten and threatened by Kazim Sata, independent journalist Thomas Zgambo will soon stand trial in a case linking him to the Zambian Watchdog, an investigative news website.

13 February 2014

Two Million Mobile SIM Cards Deactivated in Zambia

Zambians who failed to register their SIM cards are now facing dead air -- journalists and opposition party leaders say the deactivations are a violation of citizens' privacy and communication rights.

17 January 2014

Zambian Police Go After ‘Watchdog’ for Publishing Draft Constitution

Indy news site the Zambian Watchdog published a leaked draft of the nation's constitution -- police now say they will use "international legal provisions" to prosecute those behind the Watchdog.

6 January 2014

Minister Offers $2000 Reward To Unmask Zambian Watchdog Editors

Bribes abound in the latest chapter of the battle between the Zambian government and the independent Zambian Watchdog news site.

4 January 2014

Botched Bureaucracy Mars SIM Card Registration in Zambia

While some Zambians scramble to register their SIM cards, others have discovered their registration information has gone missing.

21 December 2013

Zambia: Register Your SIM Card, or Lose Your Service

Zambians are being forced to register their mobile phone SIM cards with their real name and other identifying information. What will this mean for user privacy?

14 October 2013

Zambia: Careful What You Say — the President is Listening

Ethnic group leaders in Zambia are finding government surveillance devices planted under their thrones and even in their bedrooms.