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This section features articles that are meant to inform readers about perspectives, issues and debates around certain topics considered relevant within the Access to Information arena, as well as highlights about all those activities and themes that matter to the ACTION Coalition network and the spaces we engage in.

Access to information and elections: The case of Namibia

Access to information and elections: The case of Namibia

As a public service ahead of the 2019 Presidential and National Assembly Elections, the ACTION Coalition launched a briefing paper on Access to Information and Elections. This paper embraces a rights-sensitive approach to the holding and disclosure of election related...

ACTION Namibia makes call for speedy passing of ATI law to Ombudsman

ACTION Namibia makes call for speedy passing of ATI law to Ombudsman

The draft Access to Information (ATI) bill, drawn up in 2016 after consultations between the Namibian government and civil society representatives, is yet to see the light of day. A delegation of civil society members, convened under the ACTION Coalition, today met...

Geingob urged to pass Info Law to prove transparency

Geingob urged to pass Info Law to prove transparency

Namibia Media Trust's strategic coordinator, Zoe Titus, says if president Hage Geingob wants to make an impact on transparency and the fight against corruption, he should pass the access to information law. Titus was reacting to Geingob's applause of the latest 2018...

‘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...

Working together for better access

Working together for better access

BY JANE MUNGABWA - “There is a need for creating an environment to facilitate the implementation of an Access to information law prior to its implementation”, these were the sentiments of ICT minister Stanley Simataa, during a courtesy visit by a delegation from the...

Tweya criticizes the IPPR Access Denied Report

Tweya criticizes the IPPR Access Denied Report

BY EMILIA PAULUS  - THE former Minister of Information and Communication Technology, Tjekero Tweya, has heavily criticised the findings of IPPR’s Access Denied: Access to Information in Namibia, calling it “malicious and misleading”. Minister Tweya, who has since been...