NMT calls for restraint ahead of Swapo Congress
The Namibia Media Trust (NMT) condemns the current disinformation campaigns – including hate speech – which are circulating largely online ahead of the Swapo Congress.
NMT's new staff to boost access to information campaign
Two new recruits Emilia Paulus and Jane Mungabwa have joined the Namibia Media Trust (NMT) to focus on its access to information project in Namibia
Single Telecoms Gateway Proposal Must be Ditched
The NMT has called on Government to abandon its single telecoms gateway proposal in its entirety, claiming it holds no tangible benefits for the country and would instead result in economic decline and be counter productive to Namibia’s development.
Social media a tool for accoutability, Lister tells youth
Social media should be used as a tool to promote accountability rather than just for personal gratification, says Gwen Lister, executive chairperson of the Namibia Media Trust.
NMT supports efforts to build coalitions for media reform in Sub-Saharan Africa
The NMT formed part of a goup of 36 experts in media and governance from 15 countries in Sub-Saharan Africa who met in Durban, South Africa, on July 5 and 6, 2017, to deliberate on a plan of action to promote media reforms in Sub-Saharan Africa.
NMT appeals for multi-stakeholder consultation on E-Bill
The Namibia Media Trust has issued an urgent appeal to the Ministry of Information and Communications Technology (MICT) to withdraw the current 2017 draft of the Electronic Transactions and Cybercrime Bill, which, in its present form, is outdated as well as severely problematic in a number of key aspects.
Whistleblower Bill gets thumbs up from National Assembly
The Namibia Media Trust (NMT) has welcomed the amendments to the Whistleblower Protection Bill as passed by the National Assembly on Tuesday June 6, 2017. The NMT is part of a civil society coalition, the ACTION Namibia Coalition, that had raised a number of concerns about the content of the Bill. The bill will now proceed to the National Council. Following is the full ACTION Namibia statement:
Revised press code ushers in new regulatory framework for Namibian media
A strategic partnership between the Namibia Media Trust (NMT) and the Namibia Editors’ Forum (EFN) this week resulted in the launch of a revised code of ethics and conduct for Namibian print, broadcast and online media. The revised code was launched by President Hage Geingob on May 10, 2017, also the belated celebration of World Press Freedom Day in Namibia.
'Much more needs to be done to consolidate freedom of the media' - NMT
As the world prepares to commemorate World Press Freedom Day 2017, the global outlook remains a depressing one. Much more needs to be done to consolidate freedom of the media in many parts of the world, because without it, free expression is compromised too.
MPs urged to refer Whistleblower Protection Bill to Standing Committee MPs urged
The Whistleblower Protection Bill, which was tabled in the National Assembly on February 16, contains several serious flaws.
Access to Information Coalition members formalise coalition
THE founding members of Namibia's ACTION coalition met on October 5, 2016, to sign a memorandum of understanding to formalise our campaign.
NMT unpacks link between media regulation and free expression
MEDIA ombudsman Clement Daniels says freedom of expression and access to information are some of the pillars of democracy.
NMT welcomes consultations on Access to Information Bill
STAKEHOLDER consultations around the Access to Information Bill are scheduled to start on 13 June in Windhoek, Namibia Media Trust (NMT) strategic coordinator Zoe Titus confirmed this week.
Ahtisaari hails Lister's role in Namibia's independence
FORMER Finnish president Martti Ahtisaari praised Gwen Lister during the closing ceremony of the 2016 World Press Freedom Day celebrations in Helsinki, Finland, from 3 to 4 May, saying "her role in Namibia's independence and democratisation was bigger than mine".
NMT hails Namibian investigative journalism for Panama Papers exposé
The Namibia Media Trust (NMT) this week applauded the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) for co-ordinating the groundbreaking global investigation known as the Panama Papers.