Social media

Cabinet directs MICT to regulate social media to curb teenage pregnancy

by editor1 / Feb 06, 2020 / 0 comments

-Cabinet has directed the Ministry of Information and Communication Technology to regulate social media, punish anyone spreading content which encourages young girls to indulge in sexual acts, and by extension increase teenage pregnancies.

MICT Minister calls on media to reflect on how it covered elections

by editor1 / Dec 05, 2019 / 0 comments

-The Minister of Information and Communication Technology (MICT), Stanley Simataa has called on the media to reflect on how it covered the just concluded elections.

Political parties urged to find more creative ways of attracting voters

by editor1 / Oct 20, 2019 / 0 comments

-Even though political parties have the opportunity to reach thousands of young voters through social media, the parties are not effectively making use of the chance to connect with that audience.

Government has no intention to restrict social media - Simaata

by editor1 / Oct 02, 2019 / 0 comments

-The Minister of Information and Communication Technology, Stanley Simaata says the Namibian Government has no desire to restrict the use of the Internet and social media.

ACHPR cautions Government against attempts to shut down social media during elections

by editor1 / Sep 16, 2019 / 0 comments

-The Special Rapporteur for African Commission on Human & People's Rights Lawrence Mute has cautioned the Government against any attempt to shut down social media during elections.

Immanuel /Gaseb condemns in-fighting on social media

by editor1 / Aug 26, 2019 / 0 comments
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-The Council of Traditional Leaders' Deputy Chairperson Immanuel /Gaseb has condemned in-fighting on social media, which he says may destroy peace if not dealt with.

UNESCO, Public Media Alliance host workshop on social media guidelines

by editor1 / Jun 04, 2019 / 0 comments

-The popularity of social media platforms in disseminating news has given rise to the question of how journalists in this new age ought to behave.

Interview with Deputy Environment Minister Bernadette Jagger over hunting pictures on social media

by editor1 / Oct 18, 2018 / 0 comments
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-NBC TV News spoke to the Deputy Minister of Environment and Tourism Bernadette Jagger after an American hunter posted photos and bragged about how he killed an entire family of baboons in Namibia.

Social media scams on the rise

by editor1 / Feb 19, 2018 / 0 comments

-The number of scams on social media is on the increase.

BoN cautions against using Namibian currency in images, videos on social media

by editor1 / Feb 13, 2018 / 0 comments

The Bank of Namibia (BoN) has cautioned the public against the use of images and videos of Namibian currency on social media and other platforms.