The aim is to promote, defend, and encourage the consolidation and enjoyment of freedom of speech and expression as enshrined in the Namibian Constitution, the national and international principles. It is about the enhancement of the basic rights and freedoms. Therefore, the recognition of the inherent dignity and of the equal and inalienable rights of all members of the human family is indispensable for freedom, justice and peace. The said rights include the right of the individual to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness, regardless of race, colour, ethnic origin, sex, religion, creed or social or economic status.

They are most effectively maintained and protected in a democratic society, where the government is responsible to freely elected representatives of the people, operating under a sovereign constitution and a free and independent judiciary.

For these rights have for so long been denied to the people of Namibia by colonialism, racism and apartheid, we cannot sit idle and watch them being trampled upon with impunity.

As the saying go: "You are also an oppressor if you notice lies and injustice and do nothing to fight them”

Disclaimer: However, the views to be expressed on this platform (NAMIBIANS IN DEMOCRACY) are not necessarily those of its administrator/s or, collectively, all members of NAMIBIANS IN DEMOCRACY, their employers, affiliate organizations/businesses or constituencies but those of individual members as per:

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights (The Bill of Rights); Article 19:

• Everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and expression; this right includes freedom to hold opinions without interference and to seek, receive and impart information and ideas through any media and regardless of frontiers.

And, The Namibian Constitution (Chapter III); Article 21 - Fundamental Freedoms (1):

* All persons shall have the right to: (a) freedom of speech and expression, which shall include freedom of the press and other media;

* (2) The fundamental freedoms referred to in Sub-Article (1) hereof shall be exercised subject to the law of Namibia, in so far as such law imposes reasonable restrictions on the exercise of the rights and freedoms conferred by the said Sub-Article, which are necessary in a democratic society and are required in the interests of the sovereignty and integrity of Namibia, national security, public order, decency or morality, or in relation to contempt of court, defamation or incitement to an offence.

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NAMIBIANS IN DEMOCRACY is founded on February 18, 2013.