The government-controlled Independent Broadcasting Authority (IBA) is clamping down on private radio stations in the main opposition UPND party’s strongholds, reported the Post. Kariba FM Radio in Siavonga told the newspaper that IBA had confiscated news bulletins and political programmes recorded before, during and after last month’s elections, and alleged that similar raids had been carried out in Chikankata and Mazabuka. Last month, IBA suspended the broadcasting licences for Muvi TV, Komboni Radio and Itezhi-Tezhi Radio. Sara Longwe, chairlady of the Non-Governmental Organisations’ Coordinating Council (NGOCC) was not impressed: “Information can be pleasing, it can also be disappointing, but the idea is that it should be there for us human beings to decide what is right and what is wrong. If only one-sided information is being shared, then we are living in a cuckoo’s world,” she told the Post.