People in Mpulungu, Zambia.  Editorial credit: Robin Nieuwenkamp /


The government regularly invokes the law to restrict freedom of expression and ban peaceful demonstrations and meetings, while the opposition faces onerous legal and practical obstacles in their operations.

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Freedom in the World — Zambia Country Report

Zambia is rated Partly Free in Freedom in the World, Freedom House's annual study of political rights and civil liberties worldwide.

A young woman wearing a protective mask looks at her smartphone while passing by a grafitti representing two big watching eyes in Berlin, Germany on April 1, 2020. Illustrative Editorial (Photo by Emmanuele Contini/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

Freedom on the Net— Zambia Country Report

Zambia is rated Partly Free in Freedom on the Net, Freedom House's comprehensive study of internet freedom around the globe.