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Namibia - Public Broadcasting In Africa (AfriMAP 2011)

Namibia - Public Broadcasting In Africa (AfriMAP 2011)

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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.
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.

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Namibia
A survey by the
Africa Governance Monitoring and Advocacy Project (AfriMAP)Open Society Initiative for Southern Africa (OSISA)Open Society Media Program (OSMP)
Public broAdcAsting in AricA series
 
 
Copyright © 2011, Open Society Initiative or Southern Arica. All rights reserved.No part o this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system or transmitted in any orm,or by any means, without the prior permission o the publisher.Written by:Sarah Taylor (researcher), Jeanette Minnie (regional editor) and Hendrik Bussiek (editor-in-chie)Published by:Open Society Initiative or Southern AricaISBN: 978-1-920489-09-0For more inormation contact:AriMAPPresident Place1 Hood Ave/148 Jan Smuts AveRosebankSouth AricaP.O. Box 678JohannesburgSouth Aricawww.arimap.orgwww.osisa.orgLayout and printing:COMPRESS.dsl, South Arica
 
Contents
Acronyms vForeword viiIntroduction ix
1 Country Facts 1
1 Government 12 Basic socio-economic data 43 Main challenges 64 The media landscape 85 Brie history o broadcasting 14
2 Media Legislation and Regulation 17
1 International, continental and regional standards 172 The Constitution o Namibia 233 General media laws and regulations 254 Other laws with an impact on media and reedom o expression 275 Sel-regulation o the media 326 Jurisprudence 337 Conclusions and recommendations 36
3 The Broadcasting Landscape 39
1 The Namibian Broadcasting Corporation 392 Commercial broadcasters 403 Community broadcasters 444 Technical standard and accessibility o services 505 Conclusions and recommendations 53
4 Digitalisation and its Impact 55
1 Preparedness or the switch-over: Government and industry 562 Preparedness or the switch-over: Consumers 603 Convergence 624 Increased competition 625 Conclusions and recommendations 64

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