Working with Development Partners to Promote 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. Voluntary contributions in support of freedom of expression have allowed UNESCO to achieve a greater impact through activities at the national, regional and global level, particularly in conflict and post-conflict situations and countries in transition.

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  • Ma’aly Hazzaz, Programme Specialist, Communication and Information Sector

Tel.: +33-1 45 68 08 95

  • Andrea Cairola, Programme Specialist, Communication and Information Sector

Tel: +33-1 45 68 10 44


Latest Issue

Improving Media Reporting on Terrorism and Violent Extremism

UNESCO’s Assistant Director-General for Communication and Information, Mr Moez Chakchouk, will participate in the OSCE Media and Terrorism conference organized on 1 and 2 September 2018 in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH).