Namibia Press Agency


Formerly known as Namibia Press Association, the Namibia Press Agency (NAMPA) was founded in 1987. The publication is run and controlled by the Namibian government. It was formed after the enactment of the Namibia Press Agency Act of 1992.

NAMPA’s role is to disseminate news and picture services to local and international customers. It has offices in Swakopmund, Gobabis, Ongwediva, Opuwo and Rundu. The agency is a source of news for Namibian media organisations, especially on international news.

The agency has on several occasions faced criticism for being a government mouthpiece. In October 2002, a committee that was set to protect journalists following a public outcry that NAMPA was practicing self-censorship on contentious issues.

The Agency has grown to become big media organisation that also produces international news and pictures. Apart from news and information products, NAMPA also renders IT services ranging from computer hardware supplies, network installations and support services to development of editorial wire processing and digital assets management and archiving systems.

NAWindhoek, Namibia


Namibia Press Agency
Profile added by Ano Shumba on 15 May 2015