NAMIBIAN, CUBAN NEWS AGENCIES SIGN MOU TO SHARE NEWS, PHOTOS, VIDEOS

WINDHOEK-- The Namibia Press Agency (Nampa) hopes to ensure that Namibia and its people are known by everyone, wherever they may find themselves in the world.

Nampa's Chief Executive Officer, Isack Hamata, said this during the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) by the agency with the State news agency of Cuba, Prensa Latina, here Thursday, for the two agencies to share news, photographs and video materials for use by their respective subscribers on their various news platforms.

Hamata said Nampa had similar agreements with various other news agencies in Africa and elsewhere. "The intention is to ensure that Namibia and her people, business, tourism and investment potential is known by everyone, wherever they may find themselves in the world," he added.

Signing the MoU on behalf of Prensa Latina, Cuba's Ambassador to Namibia, Giraldo Mazola. said the agreement would facilitate the distribution of information on events taking place in both regions. It would also reinforce the two countries' long history politically, militarily and diplomatically.

"The MoU will provide our people and many others with a real vision of what is happening and allow us to counteract the distorted assessment the western media usually projects of our realities, dreams and purposes," Mazola said.

Nampa was founded in 1992 to provide timely, reliable news and information services to empower Namibians.

It has grown from a small national news agency that produced local news only at its inception, to a regional and international news and pictures services provider.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK