Speaking during a special event to mark the kick-off of events on Thursday 8 October 2020, which can be viewed on the Future Media News Facebook page, Minister of Information, Communication and Technology, Peya Mushelenga, announced that Namibia will be hosting the 30th Anniversary of the World Press Freedom Day in May 2021. The Namibia press agency quotes Mushelenga as explaining that the World Press Freedom day celebrations initially came about as a result of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization seminar held in Windhoek in 1991 that was attended by African journalists who produced a declaration termed ‘The Windhoek Declaration’, advocating for a free, independent and pluralistic media. “It is, therefore, befitting that the 2021 World Press Freedom Day be held in the birth place of the Windhoek Declaration and hub of press freedom in Africa, at a time when we review 30 years of the Declaration’s existence,” Mushelenga said.