Public Broadcasting in Africa Series: Namibia
AfriMAP & OSIWA
22 February 2011
Sarah Taylor, author of the report on Public Broadcasting in Namibia, argues that although law reform processes are underway to bring the Namibian legislative environment in line with regional and continental protocols and declarations, some of the proposals fall short of complying with these continental declarations. She states that the Namibian constitution should be amended to guarantee access to information as a fundamental human right. This despite the fact that the famous Windhoek declaration, which clocks 20 and the African Charter on Public Broadcasting which will be 10 years old this year were both established in Namibia, yet the country has no such law which explicitly guarantees access to public information as called for by these declarations and SADC and AU protocols.