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International and African Legal Framework on Freedom of Expression

University of Pretoria via Canvas Network

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Overview

The course gives an overview of the international and African legal framework on the promotion and protection of freedom of expression and related issues. It is designed for judges, prosecutors, lawyers, media practitioners and free expression advocates.

Syllabus

Module 1: General introduction to the international and regional framework on freedom of expression
Module 2: Legitimate restrictions on the right to freedom of expression
Module 3: The safety of journalists and the issue of impunity
Module 4: The right of access to information in the context of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals; and
Module 5: New challenges to freedom of expression and the internet

Taught by

Frans Viljoen, Pansy Tlakula and Frank La Rue

Reviews

4.1 rating, based on 16 Class Central reviews

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  • THE LEGAL FRAMEWORK AND RIGHTS TO FREEDOM OF THOUGHT AND OR EXPRESSION IS INALIENABLE RIGHT (LIBERIA CONST. 1986, ART. 14 & 15) WHICH WAS CODED BY OUR ANCESTORS CENTURIES AGO TO RESTRICT THE GOVERNMENT FROM ENCROACHING ON CITIZEN RIGHTS.

    AT THE END OF THIS SESSION, AND UPON GRADUATING FROM THIS COURSE, I WILL LIKE TO ORGANIZE AN EVENT ON MY CAMPUS TO EDUCATE MY COLLEAGUES ON WHAT I HAVE LEARNED.

    IT'S PLEASURE ONCE MORE TO BE A PARTICIPANT.

  • Ali Abdirahman
    I am very glad to attend this course and I thank any one who arranged us for this, at end of this class i hope more knowledge from this point.

    As Somali journalist we have many skills shortage on media professionals because we live a lawless country for more two decades.

    I thank any one involved arranging this courses.
  • Dereje Melaku Abebe
    freedom of expression here in Ethiopia is quite very critical and problematic and also their are different laws and proclamations which has been prohibited or banned freedom of expression so that the on line courses are very important for our daily activity
  • Anibal Pascoal Quetane
    Im taking the course right now, but only because of been enrolled it makes me feel happy it fills my expectation to learn as im studant of law in de the end. Thanks for providing this.
  • Henri Christin LINGENDJA
    Freedom of expression and access to information are the right that Collectif 24 is promoting and protect in DRC. with out this right, we can not tolk about Democratie and human reght in the world. I'm very happy to learn this cours now.
  • Anonymous
    I am currently enjoying this course. Absolutely amazing. I am absolutely enjoying the content. well informative. Thanks to the Centre for Human Rights and UNESCO for this amazing opportunity.
  • Anonymous
    I am very happy to take this course though i am busy with my pastoral work i get time to read and answer the questions. I am a Catholic Priest working at the Radio as a Director of Anisa FM Radio in Yambio, South Sudan.
  • Ruhiiga Twinson
    i hope to be one of the best lawyers in my country, thats why i did take up this course to enhance my legal knowledge and broaden my opportunities in the legal world
  • Eddy Patrick Donkeng
    I am so happy to take the course right now giving the up-comings events in Africa. Especially giving the link with the African Union Theme of the Year on Governance.
  • Anonymous
    am very grateful to attend this course and i hope more Knowledge about freedom expression.

    Freedom of expression here in Mozambique is very critical
  • Biel Da Fonseca Filipe Andifoi
    am very grateful to attend this course and I hope more knowledge about freedom expression.
    freedom expression here in Mozambique is very critical
  • Anonymous
    I am so pleased and happy to have join this course to learn more .Taken into account that i am a human and freedom right champion .
  • Mohamed Zongo
    I am so happy and excited to learn this course and understand further about human rights.
    Thank you for all.
    Mohamed zongo
  • I really found the course very enriching, challenging and profound. It had well elaborated Modules and good Questions to discuss in forums. The course has helped me to deeply what the right to freedom of expressions entails and what should be analysed in our enjoying of certain rights. I would really like to thank Pretoria University and the Center for human rights for this course. Thank you. Merci.
  • Anonymous
    The course has come at the midst of a mixed grill of understanding the gist of freedom of expression worldwide
  • Anonymous
    it is so glad for me to get a chance to take this important course. thank you for giving this chance.

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