Namibia, Zimbabwe information ministers sign new MOU

Namibia, Zimbabwe information ministers sign new MOU

Namibia and Zimbabwe reaffirmed their longstanding commitment to advance information sharing, digitalisation, skills training and media literacy by renewing a memorandum of understanding.
The countries signed the original agreement in 2004 to enhance co-operation, best practises and infrastructural development in media affairs.
Minister of Information and Communications Technology, Tjekero Tweya and his Zimbabwean counterpart, Christopher Mushohwe, signed the agreement here in Windhoek today.
Tweya says the absence of Information by means of print, radio or television breeds insecurity, fear and uncertainty amongst communities hence the need to strengthen media freedom by such collaborations.
The NamZim company, which publishes The Southern Times newspaper - a weekly which is sold across southern Africa mainly Botswana, Namibia, Zimbabwe and South Africa – came about as a result of the two countries’ cooperation in media.
The delegation from Zimbabwe also visited the state-owned New Era Newspaper as well as the Namibia Broadcasting Corporation.