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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.

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...

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...