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Namibia: Who Will Guard Namibia’s Guardians?

[OSISA]Namibian journalists have reason to be concerned. While Namibia was once again ranked as the top African country in this year’s Press Freedom Index, various parts of the government, especially the office of the Law Reform and Development Commission (LRDC), seem intent on establishing a statutory body to oversee the media. This is despite the fact that the Namibian media – always fairly deeply divided along political and other lines – finally managed to get self-regulation off the ground in 2007 under the a