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Namibia, Angola to extend broadcasting cooperation

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Namibian Broadcasting Corporation Director General Stanley Similo says Namibia and Angola's cooperation in broadcasting will be extended to include television.

Currently, only nbc National FM has programmes catering to Angolan citizens living in Namibia.

The Director General said this at the three-day Senior Officials Meeting for the Inaugural Session of the Angola-Namibia Bi-National Commission, currently underway in Luanda, Angola.

NFA/NBC MOU: NFA, NBC Partner for Unrestricted Football Coverage

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Following a period of administrative disputes, Namibian football is poised for a strong comeback.

The Namibian Football Association (NFA) and the Namibian Broadcasting Corporation (NBC) recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) and held a follow-up meeting to solidify their commitment to promoting football development in the country.

The MOU, signed on March 28th, 2024, paves the way for unrestricted broadcasting of all football activities in Namibia, including the top-flight league, lower tiers, and cup matches for both men's and women's divisions.

Namibian government allocates N$110 million for 30 network tower installations

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The Namibian government has allocated N$110 million over three years for the installation of 30 network towers.

This is intended to address the digital disparity and improve nationwide access to information. 

This commitment was conveyed by the Minister of Information and Communication Technology, Emma Theofelus. 

Additionally, the Ministry of Information and Communication Technology (MICT) organised an information exhibition as a demonstration of support for the Minister.

nbc DG acknowledges Geingob's impact on media freedom

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The Namibian Broadcasting Corporation's Director General, Stanley Similo, commended the late President Geingob for his influence on media freedom during his visit to Casa Rosalia.

Similo, accompanied by his wife Alna, who is the current Principal of Suiderhof Primary School, visited the family of the late President Geingob to express their condolences and offer their support during this difficult time.

After signing the Book of Condolence, the nbc Director General stated that the late President made a significant impact on media freedom.

Namibian Broadcasting Corporation reduces Paye debt

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The Namibian Broadcasting Corporation has managed to reduce the pay-as-you-earn debt it owed the taxman to N$178 million, down from N$250 million.

The N$250 million was part of the broadcaster's historical debt, accumulated since 1996.

Director-General Stanley Similo revealed this during the 'Editor-in-Chief Reviews 2023' interview, where he laid bare the finances of the nbc and the overall operations for the year.

The nbc received about N$392 million from the government for the 2023/2024 financial year.

nbc praised for taking rural events nationally

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Namibia has a diverse group of people with distinct cultures and traditions, and according to nbc Director General Stanley Similo, the nbc undertook to do everything it could to cover all traditional and cultural events that promote nation-building and foster unity.

Similo made the remark during a courtesy visit by the organisers of the recently held Nongozi Cultural Expo, which was held in Judea Lyaboloma Constituency in the Zambezi Region.

Broadcasters urged to maintain credibility

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The Southern African Broadcasting Association President Stanley Similo has emphasised the significance of credibility among media in a world where misinformation is easily accessible, particularly in the realm of broadcasting.

Similo addressed the just concluded SABA 30th Annual General Meeting and 67th Board Meeting in Zanzibar, Tanzania.

nbc Director General Stanley Similo was re-elected President of SABA for another two years.

He emphasised the need for broadcasters to maintain credibility.

nbc's Project Mukorob to air in September

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The nbc and Multi-Choice Namibia's 13 local films are set to hit your screen next month.

The project, also known as Project Mukorob, will take Namibian stories to the world.

Thirteen producers were selected out of over 200 submissions in the first phase of the production.

The local films that were produced in collaboration with the nbc, will provide compelling viewing for DStv and GOtv customers and take Namibian stories to the world as of September.