Over the past four (4) years, we have been honored and privileged to be INVITED to PERFORM the role of honorary ADMIN to over seventy (70) Face Book Pages and Community Groups. This enabled us to deliver our news and messages to all our audiences right in their individual social media groups and pages, without them having to ‘LIKE’ or ‘Follow’ our OFFICIAL pages. We are very delighted to have tirelessly performed this TASK and are grateful at the warm reception accorded to us on the various Social Media platforms where we were accorded this rare opportunity.
It is this publication’s editorial position to publicize the divergent voices of the social, political and economic aspirations of the people of Barotseland who have suffered decades of isolation and underdevelopment in the ill fated fifty plus years old ‘union’ with the Republic of Zambia that should have been regulated by the now defunct pre-independence Barotseland Agreement 1964.
The Barotseland Post is an online media platform, for now, that is dedicated to reporting stories and news around Barotseland and beyond, giving exclusive coverage and access to the people and the nation of Barotseland to fully express themselves in their aspirations for self- determination. The Barotseland Post was also adopted as the official news platform for the royal Barotseland government in transition and beyond. However, the Barotseland Post also gives unrestricted and uncensored coverage of the Barotse voice in its entire diversity, ranging from the various liberation movements, to the royal authority, the monarchy, and all individuals who have something and anything to say about any of the stories and matters covered and published here on.
Social media has sprung up everywhere in Barotseland to try and pursue Barotseland related stories. It must also be explained that conventional media in Zambia, or indeed in Barotseland, continue to shy away from featuring and or covering Barotseland related stories for fear of Zambian government reprisals. There generally exists an un-written code that news about Barotseland not officially reported or authorized by the Zambian government instituted news agencies is considered seditious or treasonable under Zambian laws. This is where Barotseland Post feels duty-bound to bridge the gap and offer a general platform for the Barotseland voice to be heard.