Information is power

only if you can take action with it. Then, and only then,
does it represent knowledge and, consequently, power!


… and not be left out.

The ACTION Coalition was formed in July 2012 when a number of like-minded organisations and activists decided to focus their resources (human and financial) to foreground access to information (ATI) on the policy and governance agenda of the Namibian Government as part of its commitment to eradicate corruption through fostering good governance practices throughout the state.

Meet our members

What unifies ACTION coalition members is our work to promote the right to information as a basic human right, necessary for the enjoyment of all other rights and critical for human development.
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September 28

Universal access to information is bound up with the right to seek and receive information, which is an integral part of the right to freedom of expression.
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Internet Governance

The ACTION Coalition aims to play a leading role in advocating a human rights-based understanding of the Internet, opposing threats to Internet freedom, …
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Latest ACTION Updates

‘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 year. In...

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...

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 when the...