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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.

Press Freedom Day 2024 highlights environmental journalism's vital role

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To achieve sustainable development, it is necessary for journalists to report accurately, timely, and comprehensively on environmental issues and their consequences, as well as on possible solutions.

It is against this background that this year's Press Freedom Day will be celebrated under the theme "A Press for the Planet: Journalism in the Face of the Environmental Crisis."

UNESCO to launch safer campuses campaign against GBV at universities

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UNESCO will launch a Safer Campuses campaign aimed at creating awareness about gender-based violence (GBV) at universities. 

The campaign will use various elements and channels to encourage students to break the silence and take action against GBV. 

This will be done through pledges, activations, dialogues, debates, and the sharing of survivor stories. 

Namibia to benefit from AI pilot project

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The United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) and the Japanese Funds-in-Trust launched a pilot project to assist member states in Africa and small island developing states in the implementation of last year's 4th IR Summit's recommendation and benefit from technologies.

The 4th IR Summit was hosted by Namibia.
 
The announcement was made by the Minister of Higher Education, Technology, and Innovation when she addressed the UNESCO General Conference in Paris.

UNESCO programmes' success lies in member-state synergies

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Namibia has emphasised the pivotal role of collaboration to enhance the impact of collective endeavours.

Delivering Namibia's statement at the 42nd session of UNESCO's General Conference in Paris, the Minister of Higher Education, Technology, and Innovation, Dr. Itah Kandjii-Murangi, pointed out that the success of the world body's initiatives hinges upon close collaboration and synergy among member states.

Dr. Kandjii-Murangi welcomed the Director General's 2018–2021 report on UNESCO's activities, detailing UNESCO's remarkable achievements and invaluable contributions.

Police, Media trained to coexist

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The Namibian Police, in conjunction with UNESCO, concluded a training of trainers workshop titled 'Project on Training Security Forces in Promoting Freedom of Expression and the Safety of Journalists'.

Over 54 participants were trained at the Israel Patrick Iyambo Police College in the capital.

Among the training's main aims were to improve the working relationship between media and law enforcement agencies and reinforce citizen trust in the police force.

Lieutenant General Shikongo pledges to protect journalists

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Lieutenant General Joseph Shikongo has vowed that the Namibian Police will ensure and uphold the safeguarding and protection of journalists in the country.

The Inspector General was speaking at the Training of Trainers Workshop on Freedom of Expression and the Safety of Journalists in Windhoek.

"As the Inspector General, I am here today to make a pledge that we will continue ensuring the safe guarding and protection of journalists and the freedom of expression by the public."

MoEAC hosts public discussion on social protection for artisans

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The Ministry of Education, Arts, and Culture (MoEAC), in partnership with the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO), hosted a public discussion on social protection for Namibian artists and cultural professionals.

Social protection for artists and cultural professionals aligns with the UNESCO 2005 Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions, to which Namibia is a signatory.

Emma Theofelus launches ROAM-X

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The Internet is rapidly changing the face of public service and making daily life easier.

Since Artificial Intelligence and other technologies have been evolving with the internet ecosystem, it has become important to assess how people engage with them.

It is against this background that the Internet Society Namibia Chapter launched the Namibia National Internet Universality Indicators Assessment in Windhoek today.