Text of report by privately-owned, widely-read daily newspaper The Namibian website on 21 August
[Report by Christof Maletsky: "UN Report Lambastes Nam for Hate Speech"]
The United Nations has rapped the Namibian Government over the knuckles and demanded that hate speech against minority groups must stop.
The UN Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Racial Discrimination (CERD) released its annual report yesterday in which it bemoans the fact that the 1998 Racial Discrimination Prohibition Amendment Act continues to restrict action against those practising hate speech.
"It (CERD) regrets that it did not receive any information on concrete measures taken to ensure that verbal attacks on …