1 hr 16 min

48 hours: countdown to Zambia's national elections Rights on the Line

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Zambias national elections will be held on the 12th of August 2021. This comes against a dangerous background of the country veering towards dangerous authoritarianism. Human rights defenders (HRDs) in Zambia face arrests, violent threats, intimidation tactics, surveillance, and smear campaigns as the government persecutes civil society and challenges the legitimacy of HRDs who speak out against the crack down on freedom of speech, freedom of assembly, freedom of association, and other core civil and political rights. HRDs worry that elections will not be free and fair, and that the state of authoritarianism will only worsen.

Listen to our guests share different insights:

MUSIC: TATWASHUPA BY HRD ARTIST PILATO

Linda Kasonde: 01m54s
Pilato: 15m04s
Laura Miti: 32m04s
Euegene Mulenga: 44m34s
Mbototo: 01h03m04s

Zambias national elections will be held on the 12th of August 2021. This comes against a dangerous background of the country veering towards dangerous authoritarianism. Human rights defenders (HRDs) in Zambia face arrests, violent threats, intimidation tactics, surveillance, and smear campaigns as the government persecutes civil society and challenges the legitimacy of HRDs who speak out against the crack down on freedom of speech, freedom of assembly, freedom of association, and other core civil and political rights. HRDs worry that elections will not be free and fair, and that the state of authoritarianism will only worsen.

Listen to our guests share different insights:

MUSIC: TATWASHUPA BY HRD ARTIST PILATO

Linda Kasonde: 01m54s
Pilato: 15m04s
Laura Miti: 32m04s
Euegene Mulenga: 44m34s
Mbototo: 01h03m04s

1 hr 16 min

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