Press statement: Hands off (women) journalists!


The NMT has denounced recurring incidences in which public officials try to prevent media houses from covering important events and issues of national concern. Most specifically, we have denounced any attempt to inflict bodily harm on journalists in the course of their work.

NMT appoints new director


The Namibia Media Trust (NMT), publisher of The Namibian newspaper, has pleasure in announcing the appointment of Ms Zoé Titus as director of the NMT Foundation, effective February 1, 2020.

NMT Press statement on World Radio Day 2020: Celebrating radio as an enduring pillar of our society


On World Radio Day 2020, the Namibia Media Trust (NMT) celebrates radio as an enduring pillar of our society, enabling people’s right to communicate.

NMT Press statement: On the Timing of Corruption Exposés


On November 22, 2019, the Namibian Presidency issued a statement referring to a “media disinformation campaign aimed to influence voters, tarnish the image of the country and the President” ahead of elections on November 27.

NMT Press Statement: No Flies on Media’s Role


The Namibia Media Trust (NMT) condemns in the strongest terms the recent remarks by Namibia's Trade Minister Tjekero Tweya, in which he called journalists ‘flies’, among others accusing them of ‘poisoning’ the minds of foreign investors. He also blamed media for the slow development and lack of investment in the country.

‘Grow thicker skins’, NMT tells politicians


NMT response to a statement made by information minister Stanley Simataa, who has urged citizens to refrain from insulting leaders and using inappropriate language. He was expressing his concerns regarding a wave of what he termed offensive messages.

NMT statement on HIgh Court ruling in case of the NCIS vs The Patriot


NMT statement welcoming the High Court judgement rejecting the attempt of the Namibia Central Intelligence Service (NCIS) to prevent The Patriot newspaper from publishing a report about alleged dubious land deals, which also involve retired Central Intelligence Service operatives, on the part of that government agency.

World Press Freedom Day 2018 - NMT Statement


NMT statement on the occasion of World Press Freedom Day, 2018.

NMT condemns attempt by the Namibia Central Intelligence Service to censor, silence media


NMT statement condemning urgent court application by NCIS against the Patriot newspaper to stop the publication of a news report.

NMT calls for restraint ahead of Swapo Congress


NMT condemns the current disinformation campaigns – including hate speech – which are circulating largely online ahead of the Swapo Congress.

Ditch Single Telecoms Gateway Proposal - NMT Statement


NMT Statement on the Minister of Information and Communication Technology (MICT)'s proposal to introduce a Single Telecoms Gateway

E-Transactions & Cybercrime Bill - NMT Statement


NMT statement on draft of the Electronic Transactions and Cybercrime Bill in which it appeals for multi-stakeholder consultation on ‘problematic’ E-Bill.

World Press Freedom Day 2017 - NMT Statement


NMT statement on the occasion of World Press Freedom Day, 2017.

World Press Freedom Day 2016 - NMT Statement


NMT statement on the occasion of World Press Freedom Day, 2016.

Panama Papers - NMT Press Statement


NMT hails ‘Panama Papers’ exposé as showcase of journalism excellence