Namibia has moved up from 24th last year to 18th out of the 180 countries evaluated on Reporters Without Borders’ World Press Freedom Index, but has lost the top spot in Africa to the Seychelles which is ranked 13th. While RSF says that freedom of the press is firmly anchored in Namibia, they do point out that verbal attacks against journalists are not uncommon, especially from members of the government. To get his opinion on the ranking we spoke to Graham Hopwood, the Director of the Institute for Public Policy Research.
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