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Chile, UNESCO host World Press Freedom Day Conference

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The Minister of Information and Communication Technology, Emma Theofelus, is in Santiago, Chile, attending the 31st World Press Freedom Day Conference organised by Chile and UNESCO.

World Press Freedom Day will be dedicated to the importance of journalism and freedom of expression in the context of the current global environmental crisis.

World Press Freedom Day celebrated

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World Press Freedom Day | President Nangolo Mbumba has reiterated the government's commitment to press freedom, saying it is cherished and Namibians will continue to live by the law.

Dr. Mbumba joined media practitioners across the globe in commemorating World Press Freedom Day 2024 under the theme, "A Press for the Planet: Protecting Journalists and Scientists in Defence of the Environment."

Namibia reclaims number one position on the Press Freedom Index

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Namibia has reclaimed the number one position on the Press Freedom Index as the country with the freest press in Africa, from second position the previous year.

The country is also ranked 22 out of 180 countries in the world.

In a media statement, the Presidency expressed delight, saying, "As the Fourth Estate, President Geingob always says that the media is crucial to democracy and plays an essential role in keeping the public informed and government institutions accountable.’’