Regulation & Policy In Brief:

Regulation & Policy

Media reform in the coming years needs to focus on the future of public broadcasting in Namibia and legislation on access to information.This was one of the findings of the Namibian edition of the 2009 African Media Barometer (AMB) report.

The report scores Namibia in four categories.These are: (1) Freedom of expression, including freedom of the media, is effectively protected and promoted - with a score of 3.2/5; (2) The media landscape is characterised by diversity, independence and sustainability - which scored 2.7/5; (3) Broadcasting regulation is transparent and independent, the state broadcaster is transformed into a truly public broadcaster - with the lowest score of 2.2/5; and (4) The media practise high levels of professional standards.