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Claim the right, to win the fight

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.

‘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

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

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...

Cybersecurity needs a multi-stakeholder approach

Namibian civil society organisations have called for a multi-stakeholder approach to finding solutions to combat cyber security and crime in the country. This is reflected in a report titled 'Tackling cyber security/crime in Namibia: calling for a human rights...

Put your artistic skills to the test!

Do you think you have cartooning skills? There is N$10,000 up for grabs to develop an 8-page comic book that be distributed all over the country. Criteria: On an A4 page, draw and submit a short graphic comic with two characters that have “Namibian look”. The comic...

CSO’s among the least transparent organisations in Namibia

BY JANE MUNGABWA – In a surprise revelation that was made at the launch of the ACCESS DENIED: Access to information in Namibia report this week, it came to light that Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) are among the least transparent organisations in Namibia. The...

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