New hope to curb disinformation with Namibia Fact Checking website

New hope to curb disinformation with Namibia Fact Checking website

The Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) has launched Namibia’s first fact-checking initiative, Namibia Fact Check, an initiative that aims to verify public statements and media reports. The IPPR is a member of the ACTION Namibia Coalition, a local network of...
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...
Censoring social media over hunting photos is utterly absurd

Censoring social media over hunting photos is utterly absurd

BY FREDERICO LINKS – This week’s ridiculous proposal by a senior government official comes to us courtesy of environment minister Pohamba Shifeta. In case you missed it, the Namibia Press Agency (Nampa) reported this week that environment minister Shifeta...
Best practices for greater access

Best practices for greater access

BY JANE MUNGABWA – “We (Namibia) have the chance of learning from the experiences of others”, was the view of the ACTION Coalition Chairperson, Frederico Links, with regard to the access to information framework in Namibia.   Links expressed this opinion...
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...