Zambia Daily Mail

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The Zambia Daily Mail is a daily broadsheet newspaper published in Zambia. The newspaper publishes in English. It is one of two papers owned by the Zambian government.

The newspaper arose from the Central African Mail, which was suffering financial difficulties in 1965. It was renamed the Zambian Mail and subsequently the Zambian Daily Mail in 1970. The paper soon became a mouthpiece for the government, publishing official statements and press releases, while being instructed to become an "instrument in nation building." However, this saw a decline in readership and advertising.[1]

The Daily Mail covers a variety of topics including local current news and affairs, business and sports and has a self professed goal at striving to "serve the nation without fear or favour".[2]

Its circulation figures are estimated to be between 10,000 and 15,000.[3]

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  1. ^ Bourgault, Louise Manon (1995). Mass media in sub-Saharan Africa. Indiana University Press. p. 162.
  2. ^ Zambia Daily Mail - newspaper in Zambia. Mondo Times.
  3. ^ de Burgh, Hugo (2005). Making journalists: diverse models, global issues. Routledge. p. 166.

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