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Question What is the mandate of the Department of Information Services (DIS) ?
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The department exists to disseminate and communicate accurate, timely and balanced information to all citizens through print and online media

Question Which ministry does Department of Information Services fall under ?
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The department falls under the Ministry of Presidential Affairs and Public Administration

Question What is the difference Department of Information Services and Department of Broadcasting Services ?
Answer

Information Services deals with print media (DailyNews, Kutlwano) while Broadcasting Services deals with electronic media (Radio Botswana and Botswana Television). While both are under the same ministry, they are under the management of different directors.

Question What is a bureau and how many does the department has ?
Answer

A bureau is an office that serves as regional headquarters. The department has four: Serowe, Molepolole, Kanye and Francistown

Question Where do you print DailyNews and how many copies do you print ?
Answer

80 000 copies are printed daily except on wekends and holidays. The Department of Government Printing and Publishing prints the DailyNews

Question How many offices does the department have ?
Answer

The department has 24 offices

Question How do I access news items dating five years back ?
Answer

The news can be accessed either from our library in Gaborone or in the website. In the website (as prescribed in the website)

Question . How can I get reporters to cover my event ?
Answer

You can call or visit the nearest Information office to submit an invite regarding the event.

Question Who do I call for news events or picture story ?
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You can contact the Information office or call the reporter or photographer. Contacts can be accessed under staff profiles in this website

Question How do I place an advert in your website and what are the rates ?
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Contact any information office or contact our marketing unit in Gaborone (TEL: 3653500). Cost depends on the size of an advert. However, rates for online adverts differ from those of print. Refer to advertise with us section in this website

Question How can I freelance for BOPA ?
Answer

The department usually advertise whenever there is need to engage a freelancer.

Question Do you sell pictures ?
Answer

Yes, we do and each picture costs P8. and is provided in a soft copy.

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