UNESCO-Oxford's MOOC on international standards on freedom of expression and the safety of journalists

UNESCO is pleased to inform the Office of the President of the African Court  on Human and People’s Rights that in cooperation with the Bonavero Institute of Human Rights of the University of Oxford, UNESCO will soon be launching a global Massive Open Online Course on international standards on freedom of expression for judicial actors.
The course will build upon UNESCO’s Judges’ Initiative, which has already trained over 18,000 judicial actors from Latin America, Africa and the Arab region thanks to your valuable support.

In order to reach the widest audience possible, we would be very grateful if you could please share the email below with relevant information on the MOOC, as well as the attached letter of invitation and flyer, with your networks of judicial actors.

The course will run from the weeks of the 10 May until the 07 June 2021, with the possibility for participants of completing the course until the 30 June 2021.

This first version of the MOOC will be run only in English, but will then be adapted into several other languages at a later stage to give this initiative its global scope.

The course will be led by experts in the field of human rights and freedom of expression, and will include high-level guest speakers such as UN Special Rapporteurs, judges from regional human rights courts, prosecutors, and human rights lawyers.

At the end of the course, a certificate of completion will be issued for participants who have completed the modules.

*Please note that registrations will be confirmed by the organizers, and that you will receive an email prior to the start of the MOOC to create your account and access the course.

  • More information on the MOOC can be found here.

Please also find here a flyer with relevant information on the MOOC, and the letter of invitation,  which you can easily share with your network.

Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact Namara Burki ( from UNESCO or Stefan Theil (

)  from the Bonavero Institute of Human Rights.

We look forward to welcoming you to this global MOOC, and remain at your disposal for any additional information.


The organizers