The Namibia national assessment has embarked to assess all 303 indicators. Of these, 55 are set to measure the Human Rights environment within the development of the internet. As such the national research team met for consultation with the Media, Freedom of Expression and Human Rights cluster on the 21st of July at the NUST Media Laboratory for deeper engagement and understanding human rights perspectives and practices with the Internet policy sector.
As such, 27 members of the stakeholders consisting of 18 female and 9 male representing media and human rights, from Legal Associations, Representing the Media Editors, the Namibia National Commission for UNESCO, Faculties of Educational Technologies, Law, Media and Journalism, Media and Communication students, came together to apply their experiences with the research team on how the internet development applies within their sectors.
The Stakeholders provided insight on the policy, legal and regulatory framework of the internet in regards to human rights, on the Rights of access to information, Freedom of Expression, the right to privacy, Freedom of association and the right to take part in the public affairs, as well as social and economic and cultural rights.
The nature of the consultations involves, highlighting key unanswered indicators, reflecting on given indicators with the stakeholders and thereafter providing responses via sharing reports or direct input. The half day consultations covered relative input while eight indicators is to be responded via online means. While this was a closed -door close consultations, the meeting also received media coverage as follows.
- Namibia Media Trust, Tweets, 21 July 2023 available at https://twitter.com/nammediatrust/status/1682301398015258624?s=48&t=g3_hi3rzKEvGwO_xNsJLBg
- Good Morning Namibia, Online Interview, 26 July 2023 ,related graphic available here https://www.facebook.com/100063718803763/posts/pfbid02qV2pnSVnRkFJzx4qLgfFFGfXPhzBMNAh7eYmVVYoQPheCgrgf4ZniWDL5yDZVKgtl/?mibextid=cr9u03