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.

An opposition demonstrator plays the violin during a protest against President Nicolas Maduro in Caracas. Credit: FEDERICO PARRA/AFP/Getty Images.

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.


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.