UNESCO - United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization

09/17/2021 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 09/17/2021 08:01

UNESCO launches the Portuguese version of its Toolkit for the Judiciary in Africa

Through six comprehensive modules, the Toolkit focuses on (1) The International and Regional Legal Frameworks; (2) The Legitimate Restrictions on Freedom of Expression; (3) The Right to Access Information; (4) The Safety of Journalists and the Issue of Impunity; (5) Protecting Freedom of Expression in the Digital Age; and (6) A Gendered Perspective on Freedom of Expression.

Already available in English and French, the Portuguese version of Toolkit will particularly be aimed at judicial actors and judicial training institutes from lusophone countries in Africa, in order to strengthen their knowledge and capacities on these fundamental issues.

This resource contributes to the implementation of the UN Plan of Action on Safety of Journalists and the Issue of Impunity, adopted by the UN Chief Executives Board in 2012 and further recognized by the UN General Assembly in 2013, and which aims to create a free and safe environment for journalists and media workers. The publication was supported by the Multi-Donor Programme on Freedom of Expression and Safety of Journalists, Open Society Foundations, the Danish International Development Agency (Danida), and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan.