Media to join president's briefings virtually

Media to join president's briefings virtually

The presidency has indicated that provision will be made to have the media join the president’s public briefings on COVID-19 virtually under Stage 3 of the State of Emergency going forward.
Presidential spokesperson Alfredo Hengari in a letter to Editors’ Forum of Namibia chairperson Frank Steffen, which was sent to the media, said provision will be made to enable reporters to join the briefing virtually and to participate in a question and answer session.
“The presidency is in the process of acquiring the technology to ensure that smooth transition,” Hengari stated.
The statement comes after reporters were asked not to attend President Hage Geingob’s latest briefing on the government’s COVID-19 response in person, which the editors’ forum felt was unfair.
-NAMPA