Speeches/Statements
African NGO Forum Urges Adherence to Freedom of Expression Standards
Sunday, 28 December 2008 , Written by « ARTICLE 19 »   

In May 2007, non-government organizations (NGOs) held a Forum in Accra, Ghana, to share knowledge and offer recommendations on human rights policy to the 41st Ordinary Session of the African Commission on Human and People’s Rights (ACHPR). At the Forum, ARTICLE 19: Global Campaign for Freedom of Expression with Media Foundation for West Africa led a Special Interest Working Group to highlight urgent and specific concerns over the state of the right to freedom of expression (FOE) in the Continent. 

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Forum on Freedom of Expression in Africa
Wednesday, 24 December 2008 , Written by « ARTICLE 19 »   

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ARTICLE 19 in partnership with the Gambia Press Union, Media Foundation for West Africa, Media Institute for West Africa, the All Africa Editors Forum, Panos Institute for West Africa, Famedev, the West African Journalist Association, High Way Africa Conference, and SABMiller Chair of Media and Democracy will organise a Forum on freedom of expression during the African Union Summit.

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ARTICLE 19 Publishes Checklist for the Implementation of Declaration of Principles on....
Monday, 22 December 2008 , Written by « ARTICLE 19 »   

ARTICLE 19 Publishes Checklist for the Implementation of Declaration of Principles on Freedom of Expression in Africa

ARTICLE 19 today published a checklist specifically designed for civil society​ organisations in Africa and elsewhere who wish to conduct a thorough analysis of the implementation status of the African Union’s ‘Declaration of Principles on Freedom of Expression in Africa’. The checklist allows civil society organizations working on issues relating to freedom of expression and access to information to establish the deficiencies in terms of concrete provisions for the fulfilment and protection of freedom of expression. For this reason some of the questions cover areas broader than the issue of freedom of expression itself. The checklist interprets each article of the Declaration in a comprehensive manner, providing substantial details on how freedom of expression should be fulfilled and provided for.

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