Is Space for Media Freedom Shrinking in Namibia?

Dozens of journalists from different media houses have taken a stand against the alleged muzzling of fellow reporters' freedom and rights to practise their trade without influence. This comes after state-owned media house Namibia Press Agency reportedly threw reporter Edward Muumbu under the bus after he agitated President Hage Geingob with questions on the Fishrot scandal. According to The Namibian, a screenshot of WhatsApp messages between Nampa news editor Maggy Thomas and chief executive Linus Chata suggests that the journalist was in trouble for asking Geingob those questions, but the government has denied the allegations.


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