The case for formalised ATI is now more pressing than ever

The case for formalised ATI is now more pressing than ever

BY FREDERICO LINKS –      Glaring information gaps marked the closing out of the last year and decade, underscoring the escalating need for greater information freedom. By the end of 2019 it had been highlighted and hammered again why access to information was...
‘ATI bill will be tabled in parliament during 2019’ – Geingob

‘ATI bill will be tabled in parliament during 2019’ – Geingob

BY FREDERICO LINKS –    We’ve all heard it now, haven’t we. President Hage Geingob, in his 2019 State of the Nation (SONA) address, in the National Assembly on the afternoon of Wednesday, 17 April 2019, said that an ATI bill will be tabled in parliament this...
Striking down secrecy, affirming the rule of law

Striking down secrecy, affirming the rule of law

BY FREDERICO LINKS  –  Governments and law enforcement and state security actors like their shrouds of secrecy and especially the one that is national security. On Friday, 12 April 2019, in Namibia at least, this shroud became a lot less protective. This was...
‘Enough is enough! No work! No Vote!’ say Namibian youth

‘Enough is enough! No work! No Vote!’ say Namibian youth

BY JANE MUNGABWA –  As the 2019 Presidential and National Assembly elections are fast approaching, Namibian youth have taken to social media to express their disappointment about the negative impact that the current economic status has had on them. Due to the...
New year, new hopes on ATI

New year, new hopes on ATI

BY FREDERICO LINKS – No doubt 2019 will be both a challenging and exciting year – challenging in that Namibia continues to face tough economic circumstances and exciting in that it’s an election year. But first, a brief review of 2018. ATI law promises not kep...