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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.

Mushelenga tables information bill

Mushelenga tables information bill

NAMIBIA'S information minister Peya Mushelenga has tabled the country's long-awaited access to information bill in the National Assembly, saying it is a powerful tool to fight corruption. Speaking in the National Assembly on Wednesday, Mushelenga said with this bill,...

#PressFreedomMatters

#PressFreedomMatters

This blog was first published in the #FESAfricaCoronaBrief and blog series titled: “Disrupted: How COVID-19 is affecting societies across Africa” will investigate how African countries, governments and societies are responding to the pandemic.   Zoé Titus,...

ACTION/EFN Statement: EFN expresses concern about freedom to report

ACTION/EFN Statement: EFN expresses concern about freedom to report

The Editors’ Forum of Namibia (EFN) takes exception to the ever-increasing Government practice of allowing only State-owned media institutions to certain public engagements, especially since the declaration of the State of Emergency. The EFN would like to state...

ACTION/NMT Statement: Hands off (women) journalists!

ACTION/NMT Statement: Hands off (women) journalists!

The Namibia Media Trust (NMT) is appalled by recurring incidences in which public officials try to prevent media houses from covering important events and issues of national concern. We are opposed to the use of Covid-19 regulations to infringe on the rights of...