Announcing the NMT's 'My Radio, My Vibe' competition winners for World Radio


'My Radio, My Vibe' competition drew exciting entries from young Namibians who showcased their talent and thoughtful insights into this year’s World Radio Day theme, Radio and Diversity’. The winners are Uasora Kamusuvise (first prize), Rosalia Nghipondoka (second prize) and Ester Kambungu (third). Congratulations! WE LOVE YOUR VIBE!

The Namibia Media Trust joins the world in celebrating September 28, International Day for Universal


We believe passionately that the right to access credible information is POWERFUL! Information is power only if you can take action with it. Then, and only then, does it represent knowledge and, consequently, power!

Promo - Access to Information, Sept28


NMT Chairperson Gwen Lister promotes the Unesco #IPDCtalks on Access to Information, delivered in Paris, France on the International Day for Universal Access to Information.

Full IPDCtalk by NMT Executive Chairperson on IDUAI, 2017


“Journalists today should withstand the temptation to become demoralised on the one hand, or feed the frenzy for mindless infotainment and disinformation on the other”, said Gwen Lister at UNESCO’s IPDCtalks 2017, watch her full Talk here about the importance of access to information for the youth and a sustainable future.

Panama Papers unveiled


Gwen Lister, veteran journalist, former editor and Chairperson of the Namibia Media Trust, speaks out on the Panama Papers

#100 Days of Geingob


An analysis of the first 100 days of President Hage Geingob's administration. Panelists: Johannes !Gawaxab, Gwen Lister and Phanuel Kaapama, moderated by IPPR's Nangula Shejavali.

The power of passion: Gwen Lister at TEDxWindhoek


Gwen Lister was both the founder and editor of The Namibian newspaper from 1985 to 2011. She was the first woman newspaper editor in southern Africa.

Africa's storytellers: Gwen Lister


Gwen Lister, journalist, press freedom advocate, founder of The Namibian and now Executive Chairperson of the Namibia Media Trust (NMT), talks about how to overcome the challenges of sustaining a newspaper.

#IPINIP Challenges of the New Age - Panel Online self-regulation


Panel on Online Self-Regulation with Gwen Lister, Churchill Otieno, Pili Mtambalike, Julian Rademeyer at IPI Conference, 2014

Maggs on Media | Power Reporting


The 2013 Power Reporting conference took place in Johannesburg. NMT Executive Chairperson, Gwen Lister, delivered the second annual Carlos Cardoso Memorial Lecture entitled Guerrilla Typewriters -- the fight for media freedom before and since liberation, joins Jeremy in studio.

Namibia youth journalism training workshop 2014


Creating a stepping stone and a platform for young writers who aspire to become journalists in the country is one of the main aims of the 2014 Namibia youth journalism training workshop, funded by the U.S government and the Namibia Media Trust. Twenty two young people received first hand knowledge and guidance from experienced media practitioners on all facets of the industry.

Media Corruption


This informative panel moderated by Gwen Lister revolved around issues of corruption in the media workplace. Representatives from various African institutions shared their opinions on this stimulating topic.

Historic moment for The Namibian


On September 30 2011, at a special function for staff, The Namibian's founding Editor, Gwen Lister, who headed the newspaper for 26 years, handed over to Tangeni Amupadhi, who took over with effect October 1 2011. At the same function, Lister announced the new Board of Directors of the Free Press of Namibia (Pty) Ltd, as well as the Board of Trustees. This video is an edited version of Lister's speech and Amupadhi's acceptance at the event.

IPI Congress: Day 1, 12 September 2010


On day one of the International Press Institute World Congress the IPI honoured Radio Okapi, based in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), with the 2010 'Free Media Pioneer' award. NMT Executive Chairperson Gwen Lister gave her opinion on the future of free media in Africa.