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The Universal Periodic Review (UPR) and its potential to foster freedom of expression, access to information and safety of journalists: Guidelines for civil society

Index Number: IOR 40/5734/2022

This guide aims to encourage civil society and community organizations, activists and individuals to engage with the United Nations’ (UN) Universal Periodic Review (UPR) mechanism on freedom of expression, safety of journalists and access to information issues. The guide explains why it is important to focus on freedom of expression in the UPR, followed by an overview of the UPR mechanism; a brief introduction to freedom of expression; and practical guidance on civil society engagement with the UPR. It also provides a set of resources for further information on the topics addressed.

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