Namibian Constitution

Article 21 [Fundamental Freedoms]

(1) All persons shall have the right to:

  1. freedom of speech and expression, which shall include freedom of the press and other media;
  2. freedom of thought, conscience and belief, which shall include academic freedom in institutions of higher learning;

(2) The fundamental freedoms referred to in Paragraph (1) 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 Paragraph, 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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