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Human Rights: The Right to Freedom of Expression

Amnesty International via edX


Freedom of expression is a human right. Learn from the experts at Amnesty International how to claim and defend your rights in this human rights course.

This short course will equip you with the knowledge to understand and claim your right to freedom of expression, and the skills and confidence to take action to defend it.

You will be challenged to think critically and devise effective actions to defend the human rights of others. You will be able to adapt the human rights of freedom of expression, association and assembly to real life situations and come face-to-face with human rights activists on the front line of human rights defense.

This is Amnesty International’s first human rights MOOC. Be prepared for active, fast-paced learning, connecting with course participants across the world to bridge the gap between theory and practice and turn yourself into an agent of change.

You will explore human rights through case studies, including real cases of individuals at risk. You will discover how actions are developed to defend people against human rights violations.

Course facilitators and moderators from across the human rights movement will listen, guide and interact with participants.

Consider signing up with a friend or group to take part in optional group activities together. Join the conversation on the Amnesty International Human Rights Education Facebook page.

No previous knowledge is needed. Register today to take part in a global human rights experience.

Taught by

Emilie White, Barbara Weber, Netsanet Belay, Mazen Jaber, Tara Rao, Cristina Sganga, Rana Abdelhamid, Awuor Ayiecho and Stella Andenyi

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    every human being has the right of freedom. freedom to live, argue, choose, and determine the direction of life. no compulsion or prohibition from any party, except in violation of applicable rules or norms
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    Human beings must be given the chance to contribute in decision making processes collectively so as they own the implementation or execution of every activity that involve them.
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    Ariik Kuol Ariik Mawien is taking this course right now, spending 5 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be easy.

    The course is very crucial for civil society organizations and church leaders to learn. It is something to do with the protection of civil liberties and rights so that every person can talk and voice out their concern regarding basic freedoms and fundamental rights.
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