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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.

Namibia Can Improve Further On Open Budget Rankings – IPPR

Namibia Can Improve Further On Open Budget Rankings – IPPR

NAMIBIA has improved its transparency score slightly on the Open Budget Survey (OBS) 2019 moving from 50 points out of 100 in 2017 to 51 in the just-released survey. A score of 61 is considered the minimum threshold to foster an informed public debate on budgets. The...

ACTION/NMT Statement: NMT says ‘no’ to shutting out media

ACTION/NMT Statement: NMT says ‘no’ to shutting out media

The Namibia Media Trust (NMT) is concerned about the increasing restrictions on media freedom and freedom of expression by governments in southern Africa under the guise of curbing the spread of the devastating Covid-19 pandemic. These measures range from...