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ACTION Media Statement on Policing & Public Protest

Excessive Use Of Force Raises Concerns

17 May 2022


ACTION Coalition


Media statement

The ACTION Coalition, of which IPPR is a member, has expressed concern about the excessive use of force by the Police against protestors that occurred in Windhoek on May 13 2022.
The ACTION Coalition was formed in July 2012 when a number of like-minded organisations and activists decided to focus their resources (human and financial) to foreground access to information (ATI) on the policy and governance agenda of the Namibian Government as part of its commitment to eradicate corruption through fostering good governance practices throughout the state.
Since then, the ACTION Coalition has been instrumental in raising ATI’s and freedom of expression’s (FoX) profiles as political issues. The ACTION Coalition has campaigned and advocated for a formal and comprehensive ATI legislative framework to improve accountability and transparency across all sectors of Namibian society.
Currently, members of the ACTION Coalition include the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR), the Namibia Media Trust (NMT), the Legal Assistance Centre (LAC), the Namibia Institute for Democracy (NID), Citizens for an Accountable and Transparent Society (CATS), Sister Namibia, Namibia Diverse Women, the Internet Society – Namibia Chapter, and the AIDS and Rights Alliance for Southern Africa (ARASA).