Fostering Freedom of Expression

As the United Nations agency with a specific mandate to promote the free flow of ideas by word and image, UNESCO works to foster free, independent and pluralistic media in print, broadcast and online. Media development in this mode enhances freedom of expression, and it contributes to peace, sustainability, poverty eradication and human rights. Read more

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29 January 2021 Guidelines for Prosecutors on Cases of Crimes against Journalists
14 January 2021 Elections and Media in Digital Times
25 November 2020 Balancing Act: Countering Digital Disinformation while respecting Freedom of Expression
24 November 2020 UNESCO Launches Survey of Judicial Operators on AI and the Rule of Law
17 November 2020 Protecting Freedom of Expression during the COVID-19 crisis: UNESCO issues Guidelines for Judicial Operators
15 November 2020 Social media and elections
4 November 2020 Protect journalists, protect the truth: a brochure for the International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists: including highlights of the UNESCO Director-General's report on the safety of journalists and the danger of impunity
16 September 2020 UNESCO World Trends Report in Freedom of Expression and Media Development now available in Russian
15 September 2020 Steering AI and advanced ICTs for knowledge societies: a Rights, Openness, Access, and Multi-stakeholder Perspective
15 March 2020 Journalism in a pandemic: Covering COVID-19 now and in the future.
15 March 2020 UNESCO Series on Journalism Education
1 July 2019 Gender-sensitive indicators for media: framework of indicators to gauge gender sensitivity in media operations and content
14 June 2019 Global Media and Information Literacy Assessment Framework: country readiness and competencies
13 June 2019 Freedom of expression and public order: fostering the relationship between security forces and journalists
19 December 2018 UNESCO Launches Five Laws of Media and Information Literacy (MIL)