Windhoek Observer in another first

01 July 2013 Author   Staff Reporter

front Berliner launch 01 julyTHE Windhoek Observer launched its new-look Berliner format newspaper last week joining the likes of Le Monde in France, The Guardian and The Observer in the United Kingdom and the New York Times in the US.






 Minister of Homes Affairs Pendukeni Iivula-Ithana at the launch of the Windhoek Observer’s new Berliner size newspaper at a local hotel in Windhoek.

The launch of the Berliner newspaper format at a local hotel in Windhoek marks another new and exciting chapter in the paper’s history.

The owners of the newspaper, Paragon Media believe that new format will give the Windhoek Observer “a fresh, appealing, more reader friendly and modern look”.

Minister of Home Affairs, Pendukeni Iivula-Ithana, who was the guest of honour at the launch, praised the owners of Windhoek Observer for “keeping with world-wide trends”.

She added that the Windhoek Observer “is the only newspaper in Namibia which is printed in the Berliner size format”.

“The owners of Paragon are young black entrepreneurs, and up to now they remain the first and youngest owners of a mainstream newspaper in the country,” Iivula-Ithana said at the launch.

As an avid reader of the Windhoek Observer, she said, “I must state here that it is one of those local newspapers which have become trendsetters.”

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Minister of Home Affairs, Pendukeni Iivula-Ithana flanked by one of the directors of Paragon, Lazarus Jacobs on the left and Kuvee Kangueehi, the Editor-in-Chief of the Windhoek Observer


The Windhoek Observer is an English-language weekly newspaper, published in Namibia by Paragon Investment Holding. It is the country's oldest and largest circulating weekly.

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