CCIJ Condemns Media Attacks in Namibia

The Center for Collaborative Investigative Journalism (CCIJ) joins Namibian journalists in condemning the recent press freedom attacks in their country.

Our community is deeply troubled by the recent incident involving journalist Edward Mumbuu, his interview of Namibian President Hage Geingob and the Namibia Press Agency (Nampa) which resulted in a leaked communique in which the state-owned agency’s management distanced itself from the journalist’s conduct.

This incident runs directly counter to the constitutional guarantees of freedom of the press as well as to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights to which the Namibian government has committed itself. 

CCIJ stands with the Namibian journalists, including CCIJ member Sonja Smith, who continue to ask difficult questions and hold their officials accountable.