On November 16, 2020, The High-Level Panel of Legal Experts on Media Freedom released their report authored by the Honourable Irwin Cotler, Chair of the Raoul Wallenberg Centre for Human Rights, former Minister of Justice and Attorney-General of Canada. In his opening remarks, Canada’s Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau emphasized the importance of the Panel’s work … Read moreReport on Consular Assistance to Journalists at Risk Launched by the High-Level Panel of Legal Experts on Media Freedom
In this first issue of the East African Journalism Review Journal, the Hub’s Board Chair, Daniel Kalinaki and Director, Catherine Anite respectively write chapters on re-thinking the “Analogue mindset in a digital era” and “Protection and strengthening of journalism through global collaborations”. This inaugural Journal, published by the East African Editors Forum, brings together Editors … Read moreEastern Africa Journalism Review, Media Pandemics; Seeking Journalistic Answers in East Africa.
An opinion on the Zimbabwe Media Commission Bill and recommendations to Zimbabwe’s Parliament on how to improve it from an international human rights law perspective, specifically, guarantees and best practices on the right to freedom of expression, access to information and the media.
In an urgent appeal to the United Nations and African Union Special mechanisms, 48 organizations petition for an immediate intervention regarding the arbitrary arrest and detention of Mr. Omoyele Sowore, a Nigerian journalist and rights activist. Sowore was arrested and detained on August 3 2019 after he called for a peaceful protest dubbed #RevolutionNow, aimed … Read moreThe Freedom of Expression Hub joins 47 regional and international organizations to call upon the UN and AU to intervene in Nigerian journalist’s arbitrary detention
The African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights (ACHPR) adopted the Declaration of Principles on Freedom of Expression in Africa in 2002. The Declaration, containing 16 principles setting out detailed standards relating to different aspects of the right to freedom of expression, has been very widely welcomed as a strong and progressive statement on this … Read moreNote on the Draft African Declaration on Freedom of Expression
Goal 16 of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals calls for provision of access to justice for all and building effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels. Amongst other targets, it looks to ensure public access to information and protection of fundamental freedoms, in accordance with national legislation and international agreements. The FOE-HUB’s vision, mission … Read more#KNOWYOURRIGHTS