Action Namibia hosts ATI and Elections panel

2019-04-12

There was lively discussion when the ACTION Coalition Namibia in conjunction with the Namibia Media Trust (NMT) recently launched their Access to Information (ATI) and Elections Briefing Paper at a local hotel at a ‘breakfast Conversations’ event.


Lister inspires students to value information

2019-03-25

Executive Chairperson of the Namibia Media Trust (NMT) Gwen Lister has encouraged students at the Namibia University of Science and Technology (NUST) to recognise the importance of quality information in building a knowledge-based society.


ACTION Namibia makes call for speedy passing of ATI law to Ombudsman

2019-03-18

The draft Access to Information (ATI) bill, drawn up in 2016 after consultations between the Namibian government and civil society representatives, is yet to see the light of day. A delegation of civil society members, convened under the ACTION Coalition, today met with Ombudsman John Walters to discuss the status and content of the ATI legislation and how the process of promulgating a law may be


Geingob urged to pass info law to prove transparency - NMT

2019-02-04

Namibia Media Trust's strategic coordinator, Zoe Titus, says if president Hage Geingob wants to make an impact on transparency and the fight against corruption, he should pass the access to information law.


‘Grow thicker skins’, NMT tells politicians

2019-01-28

Freedom of speech must be protected at all costs as a fundamental right which is entrenched in our constitutional bill of rights.


'... till next time, in another space'

2018-12-21

Executive Chairperson of the NMT Gwen Lister bids farewell to readers of her lauded Political Perspective column that has been published in The Namibian newspaper for more than 30 years.


NMT makes submission in national ICT policy review process

2018-11-09

The NMT has responded to the invitation by the Ministry of Communication and Technology (MICT) to study the existing Information and Community Technology (ICT) policies and make formal submissions of any possible sections of the Communications Act and other policies that need to be repealed, amended or reviewed.


NMT honours legacy of free expression activist #JeanetteMinnie through online course

2018-09-14

Registration is now open for a free Wits online course, “Civil Society and African Media Policy in the Digital Age”.


POLITICAL PERSPECTIVE: Government and civil society are partners in promoting good governance

2018-09-14

BY GWEN LISTER - President Hage Geingob clearly takes pride in the country’s commitment to a free press, and our place near the top of the rankings on the continent. Generally, he is far more progressive than most African heads of state when it comes to the media, and he’s on record as saying he’d like Namibia to become number one in the world.


NMT expresses itself on proposed Civil Action Bill

2018-08-24

The Namibia Media Trust, having perused the Discussion Paper of the Law Reform and Development Commission (1) and the draft standing in Civil Action Bill, wishes to state the following:


NMT condemns heavy-handed actions of the Police Special Field Force against demonstrating students

2018-08-10

The Namibia Media Trust (NMT) condemns the heavy-handed actions of the Police Special Field Force against students demonstrating under the banner of the Namibia National Students Organisation (NANSO) in Windhoek on Wednesday, August 8, 2018. The youth were protesting the non-payment of tertiary education fees by the Namibia students financial assistance fund (NSFAF).


Media applauds The Patriot's victory

2018-06-20

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

2018-06-19

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

2018-05-03

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

2018-05-02

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.