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The Patriot turns 1 in Namibia

SHARE   |   Wednesday, 05 April 2017   |   By Staff Writer
The Patriot turns 1 in Namibia

The Patriot in Namibia – a sister publication to The Patriot on Sunday – celebrated its first anniversary on March 18, 2017 with the editor Mathias Haufiku declaring that the paper – “has dramatically changed the styles of presentation and dissemination of information” in the Namibian market. He said they are offering an alternative newspaper with an editorial content incorporating the established values of traditional journalism but designed to meet the demands and challenges of new media technologies. “The past year has been tough for the entire country, be it from governance, political or economic perspective and the media played a big role when it came to keeping the citizenry informed about events as they unfold. At times, it felt as if the media and government were on two opposite ends, but it is my conviction that both are fighting for the same course, which is to grow the country and better the lives of all those who live in it,” he said. Acknowledging the milestone, Group Managing Editor Mpho Dibeela hailed the Namibian staff for a sterling job in raising the profile of the brand. “This is just the beginning. Our growth in the country has been phenomenal. We are on course to beating our earlier projections. We thank all those who have not shied away from investing in our brand despite being new.”