Media ethics and press freedom in the spotlight

BBC’s Milton Nkosi hosts public lecture on Thursday

02 December 2020 | Events

The Ministry of Information & Communication Technology (MICT) in partnership with the Editors’ Forum of Namibia (EFN) invites the Namibian media fraternity, government and agency Public Relations Officers to a public lecture and discussion, featuring the award-winning BBC journalist and media thought-leader Milton Nkosi and Hugh Ellis from the Namibia University of Science and Technology.
Nkosi’s lecture focuses on Media Ethics and Press Freedom, inclusive of improving access to information by ensuring that relevant government officials are trusted to provide the right information – both as regards public institutions putting their faith into these officials and the media being allowed to form a relationship that promotes trust in the material.
Nkosi studied journalism at the BBC Academy's College of Journalism in London and management and leadership at Ashridge College in Hertfordshire. He joined the BBC in the late 80s just before the release of Nelson Mandela, covering all the township wars and the subsequent political negotiations. He has covered major stories across the African continent and interviewed all consequential African presidents and CEOs until he retired in 2020 as Africa Bureau Analyst and Correspondent.
As founder and chairman of MMN International Consulting, he brings to bear a wealth of practical experience in media, communication and reputation management.
In addition, the lecture covers the Namibian media landscape focusing on providing a short arm’s length assessment of where Namibian journalism finds itself. This topic will be presented by Dr Hugh Ellis, Senior Lecturer: Journalism and media technology at the Namibia University of Science and Technology.
This lecture is part of a series of events to be held in preparation for the World Press Freedom Day 2021 and the 30th Anniversary of the Windhoek Declaration that will be held in Namibia in May 2021.
The lecture and discussion takes place on Thursday, 3 December 2020. MICT ogether with the EFN encourages all media practitioners and government PROs to attend this event.
It takes place at NUST Auditorium 1 from 18:00 to 20:00.

Similar News

 

Lockdown-friendly date night ideas

3 weeks ago - 09 February 2021 | Events

Although restrictions have eased, the threat of Covid remains, making it a wise choice to avoid crowded places.For those who are choosing to avoid the...

NOA hosts bee-keeping course

3 weeks ago - 07 February 2021 | Events

In a bid to boost organic agriculture, the Namibian Organic Association (NOA) and the Namibia Nature Foundation (NNF), host a two-day bee-keeping course, presented by...

World commemorates Cancer Day

3 weeks ago - 04 February 2021 | Events

On World Cancer Day, the Cancer Association of Namibia (CAN) joins global partners to shine a light on the heroic responses to the Covid-19 pandemic...

US, Namibia remain focused on human trafficking

1 month - 11 January 2021 | Events

Today (11 January) is Human Trafficking Awareness Day. “I want to voice my support for the work that Namibia and the United States together have...

Lekker tourism expo on the go

2 months ago - 02 December 2020 | Events

The Local Tourism Is Lekker Expo is currently underway in the capital, providing prospective travellers the opportunity to see what’s available, and for operators to...

For Christmas gifts and much more

3 months ago - 02 December 2020 | Events

Come and do some early Christmas shopping or find a special bargain at Trophaendienste’s 50% off clearance sale this Saturday!On sale are a huge variety...

Lekker tourism expo around the corner

3 months ago - 24 November 2020 | Events

The Local Tourism Is Lekker Expo takes place in the capital from 1 to 3 December, providing prospective travellers an opportunity to see what’s available,...

Miss Teen Nam heading to India

3 months ago - 11 November 2020 | Events

Miss Teen Namibia 2019/2020 Schwane Blignaut (19), will be representing Namibia for the first time at the Miss Teen International pageant, held in India in...

Making plans to mitigate disasters

4 months ago - 25 October 2020 | Events

The Namibia Red Cross joined government and the rest of the world in commemorating the International Day for Disaster Reduction, encouraging citizens and government to...

NTE moves 10° south

4 months ago - 13 October 2020 | Events

For the last time, the Namibia Tourism Expo (NTE) will only focus on promoting tourism in Namibia – from here on ten Southern African –...

Latest News

Levelling the playing field

5 hours ago | Technology

Paratus Namibia announced that it has signed its first “Fibre Open Access” agreement, onboarding Africa Online as a client.This is the first of many deals...

Experience Figaro – online!

6 hours ago | Art and Entertainment

After concluding The Voice Masterclasses classical music development workshop, in collaboration with Bank Windhoek, the Namibia Music Ensemble hosted and recorded the well-known Marriage of...

NASP ranking shoot done and...

8 hours ago | Sports

The second National Archery in the Schools Programme (NASP) ranking shoot for the year was hosted at Vegkop (Windhoek High School) last weekend.This was a...

Learn the lingo

8 hours ago | Business

Real estate agents and representatives from financial institutions often forget that some of the terminology used is unfamiliar to those outside of their industry.RE/MAX of...

Food aid from Japan

8 hours ago | International

The Ambassador of Japan hon. Harada Hideaki, and Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of International Relations and Cooperation Netumbo Nandi-Ndaitwah, earlier this week signed a...

Hope for hospital beds

8 hours ago | Health

Repairs on 52 Stiegmeyer beds at the Intermediate Hospital in Katutura commenced last week, made possible thanks to a donation of N$357 400 towards spare...

Energy essay competition – enter...

9 hours ago | Education

Grade 9 to 12 learners across the country are invited to participate in an essay writing competition under the theme “How do we best develop...

Full steam ahead for O&L’s...

20 hours ago | Education

Building on the success of more than a decade, the Ohlthaver & List (O&L) Group’s Talent Attraction Programme (TAP) is in full swing.The purpose of...

One stop travel shop

20 hours ago | Tourism

Gondwana Collection Namibia is using the quiet period in tourism to reinvent itself.As from 1 March 2021, the Gondwana Travel Centre in Windhoek is acting...

Load More