The Namibian newspaper reports that State house press secretary, Alfredo Hengari has been cited in the 2021 World Press Freedom Index for his “verbal attacks” on journalists. Namibia dropped a spot down in the rankings, from 23 in 2020 to 24 in 2021, but maintained its number one spot in Africa. Reporters Without Borders (RSF) said in the report that “In 2020, several reporters were briefly arrested, a Namibia Press Agency reporter was given a warning after putting a question to the president, and many media outlets were barred from governmental press conferences on the coronavirus crisis”.