NMT's new staff to boost access to information campaign

2017-10-17

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

The NMT is pleased to announce the appointment of project officers Emilia Paulus and Jane Mungambwa. They joined us on October 9, 2017, and will be focusing their efforts mainly on implementing a project entitled ACTION NOW: Access to Information in Namibia. The project aims to (a) build the capacity of a network of civil society actors to advocate the importance of access to information (ATI) as a developmental right and (b) to effectively disseminate relevant and timely information about ATI to ensure that the issue is placed prominently on the public agenda in Namibia. They are currently sharing an office in the human resources building until renovations to the new NMT offices are completed.

Emilia Paulus is a graduate of the University of Namibia and holds an Honours Degree in Media Studies as well as a National Diploma in Public Relations. She has just over five years hands-on experience in journalism, having worked previously for the Confidenté newspaper and Elegance Magazine. Emilia has also worked as a Child Rights Support Officer at the Media Institute of Southern Africa (MISA) in which position she supported efforts to campaign for the rights of children to express themselves through the media of their choice.
Emilia has a special interest for children’s rights and freedom of speech for all.

Jane Mungabwa graduated from the Namibia University of Science and Technology with an Honours Degree in Communication. Prior to joining the NMT she worked as a Public Relations Officer at the Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Resources and prior to that as a Registry Clerk at the Social Security Commission of Namibia. Jane has also worked as an English Literature Teacher at Concordia College and an English tutor at the Namibian College of Open Learning. She has a keen interest in advocacy and public education and uses spoken word poetry as a medium to create awareness on issues such as, among others, domestic violence, the impact of social media on modern society and mental illness.

Please feel free to contact them on emily@nmt.africa, jane@nmt.africa of via telephone on 061-279644.

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