Media applauds The Patriot's victory
The High Court's dismissal of the Namibia Central Intelligence Service's bid to prevent a newspaper from publishing information about its property deals has been widely applauded in the media sector.
NMT calls for repeal of 1982 Protection of Information Act; review the Namibia Central Intelligence
The Namibia Media Trust (NMT) welcomes 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.
NMT celebrates 25 Years of World Press Freedom Day
The Namibia Media Trust (NMT) celebrates this 25th anniversary of World Press Freedom Day with a renewed appreciation for the need to promote free and independent journalism as a critical component of a thriving democracy. These are the principles articulated in the 1991 Windhoek Declaration which are more imperative than ever before.
NMT a strong voice of the South to support the UNESCO/Guillermo Cano World Press Freedom Prize
The Namibia Media Trust (NMT) became the first African donor to support the UNESCO/Guillermo Cano World Press Freedom Prize. The organization will commit total funds of US$ 10,000 for 2018-2019.The prize is a recognition of the work of journalists who have fought for the defense and promotion of press freedom and freedom of expression the world over.
INTERVIEW: Namibian Media Trust to support UNESCO’s Press Freedom Prize
The Namibian Media Trust (NMT), a media development organisation, is the newest donor of the UNESCO/Guillermo Cano World Press Freedom Prize, which awards individuals or organisations that have made an outstanding contribution to the defense of press freedom. For the next two years, NMT will support the Prize, along with the Cano Foundation (Colombia) and Helsingin Sanomat Foundation (Finland).
NMT condemns attempt by the Namibia Central Intelligence Service to censor, silence media
The Namibia Media Trust (NMT) condemns an attempt this week by the Namibia Central Intelligence Service (NCIS) to censor and silence the media.
Workshop for journos to dig deeper
BY EMILIA PAULUS - A group of 18 journalists from various media houses and civil society organisations received hands-on investigative journalism training in Windhoek, last week. The training was held by the Namibian Media Trust (NMT) in conjunction with The Namibian Newspaper and the AmaBhungane Centre for Investigative Journalism in South Africa.
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 accountability, 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.