Freedom of Expression and Safety of Journalists Online Courses

15/01/2021

Upcoming courses

International standards in freedom of expression - MOOC

Developed with the Bonavero Institute of Human Rights at the University of Oxford. Read more

Offered in:

English

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Covering the COVID-19 Vaccine: what journalists need to know - MOOC

Developed jointly between UNESCO, UNDP, WHO, and the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas at the University of Texas at Austin, co-funded by the European Union. Read more

Offered in:

 

English, French, Portuguese and Spanish

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Previous courses

Covering the COVID-19 vaccine: What journalists need to know

Aimed at helping journalists to deepen their understanding and coverage of the COVID-19 vaccines. Held in partnership with the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas and World Health Organization with support from the European Union. Read more

 

Available in:

 

English, Spanish, French, Arabic, Chinese, Russian, Portuguese, Hindi

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Disinformation and Fact-Checking in Times of COVID-19 in Latin America and the Caribbean

Prepared for journalists and communicators in general, but open to anyone interested in tackling COVID-19 disinformation. The course is done in partnership with the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas with support from the European Union. Read more

 

Available in:

 

Spanish, Portuguese, Guaraní

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“Journalism in a pandemic: Covering COVID-19 now and in the future” 

This self-directed course helps journalists to improve their coverage of the pandemic. Launched by UNESCO and WHO and organized by the Knight Centre for Journalism in the Americas and at the University of Texas at Austin with support from the European Union and UNDP. Read more

Available in:

Arabic, English, French, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish.

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Webinar series: Legal challenges related to freedom of expression amid the COVID-19 pandemic

This webinar series is a resource for judicial operators on legal challenges related to freedom of expression in relation with the COVID-19 pandemic. Organized by UNESCO and the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas, The Bonavero Institute for Human Rights and the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism, in partnership with the Inter-American, African and the ECOWAS Court of Justices and the Office of the Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Expression of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights. Read more

International and African Legal Framework on Freedom of Expression, Access to Information and the Safety of Journalists

This training on International and African Legal Framework on Freedom of Expression, Access to Information and the Safety of Journalists is a helpful resource for African justice system operators. Developed by UNESCO and the Centre for Human Rights, Faculty of Law, University of Pretoria. Read more

Webinar modules

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  • Module 1 - The right to freedom of expression
  • Module 2 - The right to freedom of expression – Part 2
  • Module 3 - The safety and security of journalists and the protection of their rights
  • Module 4 - The African legal framework and access to information

 

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Internet and technology journalism: how to cover its impacts beyond gadgets

This training is for anyone interested in acquiring new knowledge, resources and tools that allow him/her to tell stories of the wide universe covered by technologies and the Internet today. Organized in partnership with the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas at the University of Texas at Austin.

This course is available in Spanish only

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International Legal Framework for Freedom of Expression, Access to Public Information and Protection of Journalists

Designed for judicial operators interested in learning more about the international legal framework for freedom of expression in the UN and in the inter-American human rights system. Organized with the support of the Special Rapporteurship for Freedom of Expression of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR),and the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas at the University of Texas at Austin.

This course is available in Spanish only

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Related UNESCO publications

Consult some of our most read publications on freedom of expression and safety of journalists. Many of them are available in different languages. Use them as complementary resources for your courses.