Zoe Titus

Zoe Titus - WAMECA 2022 Key Note Speaker

Zoe is the current Director of the Namibia Media Trust (NMT) which was the first African organization in 2018 to contribute financially to the sustainability of the UNESCO Guillermo Cano World Press Freedom Prize. 

She is the first woman to chair the prestigious international network of journalism support and media development organization, and the Global Forum for Media Development (GFMD), which seeks to hedge journalism as an important tool for public good. she is also a former Editor of Namibian newspaper, The Weekender.

Titus is a former regional director of the Media Institute of Southern Africa (MISA). In the last 26 years she has dedicated her professional life to propagating media freedom and development in Southern Africa.

Her passion for universal access to information fuelled a campaign that birthed the high-level lobby group, African Platform on Access to information (APAI) Working Group – which successfully campaigned for the UN’s recognition of September 28 as International Day for Universal Access to Information.

She has also led a number of projects and campaigns to provide support to journalists whose safety came under threat.

Her in-depth knowledge and experience have led to her serving in advisory capacities on several regional and international initiatives, including the Advancing Rights in Southern Africa project (ARISA). She is also the co-founder of the online teaching platform on media policy in Africa, Jeanette Minnie Memorial Course in African Media Policy in the Digital Age, which is hosted by the Link Centre and Wits online platform, edX.