Namibia Fact Check was started in mid-2019 in response to a perceived rise in political disinformation and propaganda in Namibian online and social media political spaces since 2017.
The brainchild of the Institute for Public Policy Research’s (IPPR) Graham Hopwood and Frederico Links, Namibia Fact Check emerged as the first Namibian fact-checking service.
Namibia Fact Check is an initiative that aims to verify public statements and media reports. Claims will be fact checked for accuracy using credible data and information. The fact-checking service operates according to the strict principles of impartiality, transparency and accuracy.
Namibia Fact Check will issue timely reports and statements on the accuracy or truthfulness of various claims and statements.
Namibia Fact Check is a project of the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) and is financially supported by the Hanns Seidel Foundation (HSF).