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.
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
Frans Viljoen, Pansy Tlakula and Frank La Rue