Open data and new technologies: keys to the media's future

The future of news likely lies with mobile phones, data and drone journalism...

By Stephen Abbott Pugh 3 May 2016

Turning freedom of expression resolutions into reality

Today, 3 May, is World Press Freedom Day and the 25-year anniversary of the Windhoek Declaration on media freedom in Africa...

By Pansy Tlakula 3 May 2016

The birth of the Windhoek Declaration

'We had big dreams': a look back at the birth of the Windhoek Declaration...

By Gwen Lister 3 May 2016

Namibia again tops African press freedom charts

Namibia has moved five places on the global press freedom charts, becoming 17th in the world, while clinging onto its top spot in Africa - for the fourth year running...

7 May 2015

SADC Media Awards entries now open

Entries to the 2015 South African Chapter of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) Media Awards competition are officially open...

28 Jan 2015

Namibia tops in press freedom

Namibia is now among the top 20 countries in the world that uphold press freedom, according to the recently released 2013 Reporters Without Borders Press Freedom Index.

By Magreth Nunuhe 21 Nov 2013

Imposing one story on Africa is doing it a disservice

The African Media Leaders Forum in Addis Ababa last week ended on a weak note: Politicians want the media to generate a new, positive African narrative.

By Anton Harber 15 Nov 2013

Search for bravest women journalists

WASHINGTON, US: The International Women's Media Foundation (IWMF) is seeking nominations for its 2013 Courage in Journalism Awards and Lifetime Achievement Award.

22 Feb 2013

Campaign for Access to Information intensifies

The Namibian government again has been implored to adopt legislation that makes access to information a legally binding obligation.

By Catherine Sasman 22 Aug 2012

Kasunda elected as MISA regional chair

Anthony Kasunda, the chairperson of the Malawi chapter of the Media Institute of Southern Africa (MISA-Malawi) has been elected chairperson of the MISA Regional Governing Council (RGC) at the 2012 Annual General Meeting (AGM) held on 29 July 2012, at the Indaba Hotel and Conference Centre in Fourways, Johannesburg, South Africa.

By Gregory Gondwe: @Kalipochi 31 Jul 2012

Access to quality information needed

Media freedom is undermined by a lack of information infrastructure as well as skills and literacy to access and critically evaluate information. The ability to access vital information, especially government information, makes it difficult for media practitioners and the general public to accurately report on issues that concern them.

21 May 2012

Journalist wins libel case against SWAPO

Legal history was made in the High Court in Windhoek on Friday, 13 April 2012, with a ruling holding SWAPO [South West Africa People's Organisation] legally liable for defamatory statements made on the party's website.

By Werner Menges 17 Apr 2012

Social media, popular revolt: cure against African dictators?

The events and developments of the past six months in Africa have demonstrated that the rise of social media has not only revolutionised the business environment, but also redefined the political scene by shaking the foundation of dictatorship, lack of service delivery and corruption for the first time since the dawn of independences.

By Issa Sikiti da Silva: @sikitimedia 5 Jul 2011

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