When I moved to Namibia in February 2006, I did what I always do when arriving in a foreign land: buy the papers. One of the first things that struck me was the way the Namibian mainstream press reported on suicides. Unlike in most countries, suicide reports here appeared on a daily basis, often including a detailed description of the method used. After a conversation in the newsroom of The Big Issue Namibia the editor asked me to write an opinion piece on the topic.

Source: The Big Issue Namibia, June 2006

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