Zambian journalists say the government is using the taxman to silence the press — Quartz

Zambia’s largest independent newspaper, the Post, has been shut down over a dispute with the country’s tax authority. Critics say it’s a ploy to silence the newspaper ahead of the August 11 general election. Last week, the Zambia Revenue Authority seized the newspaper’s assets, demanding $6 million in unpaid taxes. On Tuesday (June 28), police…

via Zambian journalists say the government is using the taxman to silence the press — Quartz

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