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Namibian CSOs crippled by limited funding

Namibian CSOs crippled by limited funding

BY JANE MUNGABWA - The Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) this week launched the Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) Sustainability Index report, an attempt to evaluate the sustainability of CSOs in Namibia according to preset criteria. During the presentation...

‘Try to talk what I understand’ – Language as barrier to ATI

‘Try to talk what I understand’ – Language as barrier to ATI

BY JANE MUNGABWA - “Information is available, but people are too ignorant to access it”, was the opinion of a young man who attended an access to information (ATI) workshop in Rundu. I think that it is deeper than that. Yes, information is readily available...

Apartheid information law not to be repealed

Apartheid information law not to be repealed

BY FREDERICO LINKS - In late November 2018 the minister of justice, Sacky Shanghala, tabled a bill in the National Assembly to have scores of colonial era laws still on Namibian statute books repealed. The Repeal of Obsolete Laws bill would scrap 144 laws and...

Political Perspective:  (Good) activism should not be about insult

Political Perspective: (Good) activism should not be about insult

BY GWEN LISTER - Insult. How freely it is exchanged on social media, with no thought or consequence about the feelings of others. It is also disturbing that attempts to point out the dangers of destructive and discriminatory language online are often met with derision...

(Online) ethics – a key question of our era

(Online) ethics – a key question of our era

BY GWEN LISTER - Controversy, and in certain cases, public outrage, frequently results following the posting of graphic images online or in print. This, in addition to the hurt and pain that may be caused by the invasion of privacy of those who are the target or...

Boycott the sham conference

Boycott the sham conference

EDITORIAL, THE NAMIBIAN - We sympathise with non-governmental people, who believe that to stay away from the upcoming land conference is to lose a golden opportunity in shaping Namibia's long-standing debate on who owns the land. However, with a week to go before the...