Daniel Tonga is an award winning journalist, economist, author and accomplished communications professional with a proven track record in media and communications. He previously served as Editor, Producer and Head of News Department at Prime Television Zambia. Daniel was a contributing researcher to a book, “An Enterprise Map of Zambia” commissioned by International Growth Centre ICG and London School of Economics which profiles leading industry companies in Zambia. He has authored several research papers which have been published by different media and communications journals. As a freelance journalist, Daniel has contributed his work to world’s leading media outlets including Voice of America VOA, France24, Kenya Television Network KTN, Talk Radio 702 among others. Daniel holds a Diploma in Journalism, Bachelor’s Degree BA Economics and Master’s Degree MA in Global Business Journalism. He is also practicing Public Relations and Communications specialist with a leading public relations private consulting firm in Zambia. His publications include; Xenophobia and its impact on culture integration - A critical analysis of Zambia's case https://www.amazon.co.uk/Xenophobia-culture-integration-critical-analysis/dp/3668704015 The impact of new media technologies on Zambia’s 2016 presidential elections https://www.grin.com/document/412861 He is a member of Media Institute of Southern Africa MISA Zambia and other media Institutions including African Editors Economics Editors Network A.E.E.N.
Daniel Tonga: Reporting for Voice of America VOA - English To Africa Service of the VOA, from Lusaka, as Zambians head to the polls to elect their 7th president. The real contest was between incumbent, Edgar Lungu and Hakainde Hichilema.
Daniel Tonga: Reporting Live on Voice of America VOA - English To Africa Service of the VOA, from Lusaka, Zambia on Xenophobia, Riots and Ritual Killings.
Daniel Tonga: Reporting from Chibolya Compound in Lusaka, Zambia after Police raided the area to get rid of drug cartels and barons. The action left many people homeless and traumatised.
Daniel Tonga: Reporting on growing conflicts within Patriotic Front PF, a ruling party in Zambia. Tension grew in the party following division among the leaders.
Daniel Tonga: Reporting from Magistrate Court in Lusaka, Zambia in a peculiar case where the sitting Director of Public Prosecution DPP was being charged in office in what came to be known as, "The Chief Prosecutor Prosecuted"
Daniel Tonga: Reporting about lack of development in Chadiza town in Zambia about 543 kilometres East of Lusaka.
Daniel Tonga: Reporting about hash economic situation in Lusaka,Zambia after a period of high inflation rate, unemployment,high food prices and transport fares.This period saw a decline in value of Zambia's currency the Kwacha against other major traded currencies such as the US Dollar.