World Press Freedom Day 2016
Frank La Rue
Assistant Director‐General Communication and Information, UNESCO
Frank La Rue is Assistant Director-General Communication and Information at UNESCO. Before, he was the Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression at the UN Office of the High Commissioner of Human Rights. Mr. La Rue is also co-founder of the Center for Legal Action for Human Rights (CALDH) and has been involved in the promotion of human rights for over 25 years. He is widely respected as one of the world’s foremost human rights advocates, with particular expertise in political analysis; democratic development; and conflict management, negotiation, and resolution. A lawyer by training, Mr. LaRue has worked as a journalist, served in the government in his native Guatemala, and has frequently taught and written about human rights.