The State of the Media in Zambia is a quarterly report based on the assessment of events touching on the environment under which the media operated during the period under review. The report summarises the conditions under which the media houses and media practitioners operated, but more specifically in respect of the economic, technological, legal and political environments as well as any other pertinent major issues that affect the media industry in Zambia. In addition, the report reflects the main topical national issues that arose during the period and how the media reported these in its role of ensuring that the public was fully informed. This quarterly report is prepared by MISA Zambia with support from Friedrich Ebert Stiftung. It helps to cumulatively document major developments in the media industry in Zambia and to flag off any negative trends requiring remedial measures by MISA Zambia and other major stakeholders. The launch of the report for the first quarter (January-March) of the year 2019 took place on 11th July in Lusaka.