Promoting an Enabling Environment for Freedom of Expression: Global Action with Special Focus on the Arab Region

© UNESCO - UNESCO workshop on freedom of expression and security online, Morocco, January 2014.

With financial support from the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida), UNESCO is promoting freedom of expression, press freedom and freedom of information in Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Syria, Tunisia, Yemen and South Sudan.

The project, entitled “Promoting an Enabling Environment for Freedom of Expression: Global Action with Special Focus on the Arab Region”, aims at fostering the development of free, independent and pluralistic media. It also promotes institutional capacity-building, the empowerment of women through widened access to information and the role of young people in dialogue, reconciliation and sustained peace. Specific activities are helping Syrian refugees to access information and enhance freedom of expression. The project also contributes to UNESCO’s wider mission of promoting the “free flow of ideas by word and image” at the global level.

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Project Timeline

April 2012 February 2015


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