Training for security forces in promoting freedom of expression and the safety of journalists

When :

from Monday 11 April, 2022
to Thursday 14 April, 2022

Manager :

Aderaw G. Tassew

Where :

UNESCO, Menelik II street, 1177, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Contact :

UNESCO is organising training for law enforcement officers to strengthen their capacities in maintaining public order while upholding the fundamental rights to freedom of expression and access to information, from 11-14 April 2022 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The 4-day training activity will be implemented in partnership with the Ethiopian Police University, with the final two days in common with journalists and media representatives. 

The main objective of the training is to establish more professional relations and create a dialogue between law enforcement and media professionals. Notably, the activity will identify good practices and policies that will contribute to reinforcing the role of security forces in upholding fundamental rights, including access to information and freedom of expression, for better respect for the rule of law. 


Useful links:

  • Manual Freedom of Expression and Public Order (English)
  • Brochure "Freedom of Expression and Public Order: Fostering Relationships Between Security Forces and Journalists" (English)
  • Guidelines for Prosecutors on crimes against journalists (EnglishAmharic