Publications

Selection of publications related to freedom of expression projects financed through voluntary contributions.

UNESCO PUBLICATIONS

Accéder à l'information c'est notre droit

Produced with the specific Moroccan context in mind, the guide Access to information is our right provides general information about freedom of information as a universal right, as well as more practical details on the means to access public information in Morocco. In addition, the publication includes recommendations addressed to different stakeholders, seeking to ensure that freedom of information is effectively guaranteed in practice implementation in Morocco, as well as some good practices or success stories in promoting it.

Elections reporting in the Arab Region: booklet resulted from the Exchange of Experiences Seminar

Electoral processes are not like any other current issue in national or world politics. The relevance of elections is understood by the impact of the results in the future of the country where they are held. This fact positions media professionals as key actors in any electoral process. Journalists are essential to inform the citizens about the process, including the political programs of the candidates and the electoral law; to report on the proper functioning of the elections; and to voice the different communities and voting tendencies in any given context.

Freedom of connection, freedom of expression: the changing legal and regulatory ecology shaping the Internet

This report provides a new perspective on the social and political dynamics behind the threats to expression. It develops a conceptual framework on the ‘ecology of freedom of expression’ for discussing the broad context of policy and practice that should be taken into consideration in discussions of this issue.

Global survey on internet privacy and freedom of expression

This publication seeks to identify the relationship between freedom of expression and Internet privacy, assessing where they support or compete with each other in different circumstances. The book maps out the issues in the current regulatory landscape of Internet privacy from the viewpoint of freedom of expression. It provides an overview of legal protection, self-regulatory guidelines, normative challenges, and case studies relating to the topic.

Road map: Improving journalistic coverage of elections in Jordan. Identifying challenges and proposing solutions

Free and fair elections are the cornerstone of any open and democratic society. Legitimate elections are impossible without a media that has access to information and the ability to report on candidates and their platforms accurately and impartially, giving the public the information it needs to make its choice. It is thus of paramount importance that rules and processes governing media during elections are transparent, fair, and in line with international standards for freedom of expression.

Vers un droit d'accès à l'information publique

This study on a right to access public information provides an important update on recent developments in the area of freedom of information (FOI) laws and good practices in their implementation worldwide. Through a brief history of the recent international and national contexts, thie publication promotes international standards on FOI legislation and showcases experiences that contributed to materialize the benefits of this right around the world.

World Trends in Freedom of Expression and Media Development

The forthcoming study World Trends in Freedom of Expression and Media Development offers a groundbreaking new look at recent evolutions in media freedom, independence, pluralism and safety and incarceration.

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OTHER PUBLICATIONS

Conference on Media Development in Myanmar, 19-20 March 2012, Yangon

This report summarises the presentations and recommendations made at the Conference on Media Development in Myanmar organised by the Myanmar Ministry of Information and Culture and UNESCO in cooperation with International Media Support (IMS) and Canal France International with support from the Governments of Sweden, Norway and Denmark. The conference, held on 19–20 March 2012 in Yangon was historic as it was among the first of its kind to be held specifically on media development in Myanmar.

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