Amnesty international and UNESCO partner to strengthen civil society engagement on freedom of expression

Freedom of expression is under threat worldwide and urgent measures must be taken to protect this fundamental right, which is an enabling right for everyone according to Amnesty International and UNESCO as they announced a new eight-month partnership. The project will strengthen freedom of expression in the UPR mechanism, in which all UN member states have their human rights record reviewed by their peers every five years. It will also enable greater use of the mechanism to also promote the safety of journalists and access to information.

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