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WELCOME TO AMNESTY'S HUMAN RIGHTS ACADEMY!

Training a new generation of human rights defenders – strengthening the human rights movement through action oriented education.

Freedom of Expression – a fundamental right

This short course will equip you with the knowledge to understand and claim your right to freedom of expression, and the skills and confidence to take action to defend it.

Learn from the experts at Amnesty International how to claim and defend your rights in this human rights course.

You will be challenged to think critically and devise effective actions to defend the human rights of others. You will be able to adapt the human rights of freedom of expression, association and assembly to real life situations and come face-to-face with human rights activists on the front line of human rights defense.

Course type:
Self-paced course
Duration:
10 hours
Certification:
Certificate of Participation

Training Material

  • Getting Started
    • Course Learning Outcomes
    • Your Security Matters!
    • Malaya's Story Part 1
    • Introduction: Forum Discussion
    • Seek, Receive, or Disseminate Information
    • The Right to Freedom of Expression and you
    • Survey
    • Guidelines on Certification and Grading
  • Module 1: The Basics of Human Rights
    • 1.0 Learning Outcomes: Module 1 - The Basics of Human Rights
    • 1.1 What are human rights?
    • 1.2 Forum Discussion
    • 1.3 Who makes human rights laws?
    • 1.4 Exercise
    • 1.5 Your Action (1)
    • 1.6 Who Commits Human Rights Violations
    • 1.7 Who can commit human rights violations?
    • Module 1 - Check What You Have Learned
  • Module 2: The Scope of the Right to Freedom of Expression
    • 2.0 Learning Outcomes: Module 2 - The Scope of the Right to Freedom of Expression
    • 2.1 Malaya's Story Part 2
    • 2.2 Exercise
    • 2.3 What is freedom of expression?
    • 2.4 What is Freedom of Expression video
    • 2.5 What is freedom of expression?
    • 2.6 Your Action (2)
    • 2.7 Violations of the Right to Freedom of Expression - Infographic
    • 2.8 Meet Waleed Abu Al-Khair
    • 2.9 Meet Waleed
    • 2.10 Waleed Abu Al-Khair
    • 2.11 Threats to Freedom of Expression - Infographic
    • 2.12 Social Media Poll
    • 2.13 Social media encryption - Infographic
    • 2.14 People and Groups Under Threat - Map Exercise
    • 2.15 Your Action (3)
    • 2.16 Your Action (4)
    • 2.17 Roshan's Story Part 1
    • 2.18 Survey
    • 2.19 Drag & Drop activity
    • 2.20 Forum Discussion
    • Module 2: Check What You Have Learned
  • Module 3: Obligations of the State
    • 3.0 Learning Outcomes: Module 3 - Obligations of the State
    • 3.1 Malaya's Story Part 3
    • 3.2 Introduction to Article 19
    • 3.3 Meet Shawkan
    • 3.4 Shawkan
    • 3.5 Exercise
    • 3.6 Permissible and Impermissible Restrictions to the Right to Freedom of Expression
    • 3.7 Exercise
    • 3.8 Forum Discussion
    • 3.9 Advocacy of Hatred or ‘Hate Speech’
    • 3.10 So What is 'Hate Speech'?
    • 3.11 Worldmap exercise
    • 3.12 Responses to Advocacy of Hatred
    • 3.13 Exercise
    • 3.14 The Different Levels of 'Hate Speech'
    • 3.15 Responding to Hate Speech
    • 3.16 Exercise
    • 3.17 Meet Sheikh Ali Salman
    • 3.18 Exercise
    • 3.19 Forum Discussion
    • 3.20 How to Distinguish Which Types of 'Hate Speech” Should be Restricted
    • 3.21 Roshan's Story Part 2
    • Module 3: Check What You Have Learned
  • Module 4: Freedom of Expression and Other Rights
    • 4.0 Learning Outcomes: Module 4 - Freedom of Expression and Other Rights
    • 4.1 Roshan's Story Part 3
    • 4.2 Exercise
    • 4.3 Forum Discussion
    • 4.4 Freedom of Expression and Other Rights
    • 4.5 Freedom of Peaceful Assembly - video
    • 4.6 What is the Right to Freedom of Assembly?
    • 4.7 Exercise
    • 4.8 Freedom of Association video
    • 4.9 What is the Right to Freedom of Association?
    • 4.10 Exercise
    • 4.11 Meet Members of ACPRA
    • 4.12 Exercise
    • 4.13 Why is Protest Important?
    • 4.14 Why is Protest Important?
    • 4.15 What is Protest?
    • 4.16 Which Human Rights are Engaged in Protest?
    • 4.17 Restrictions on the Right to Protest
    • 4.18 What are the State’s obligations?
    • 4.19 Your Action (5)
    • 4.20 Your Action (6)
    • 4.21 Meet Narges Mohammadi
    • Module 4: Check What You Have Learned
  • Module 5: Taking Action
    • 5.0 Learning Outcomes: Module 5 - Taking Action
    • 5.1 Analyzing the Situation and the Environment
    • 5.2 The Starting Point
    • 5.3 How to Plan and Organise an Action?
    • 5.4 Ideas for Activism
    • 5.5 Your Action (7)
    • 5.6 Your Action (8)
    • 5.7 Your Action (9)
    • Module 5: Check What You Have Learned
  • Congratulations!
    • Congratulations on Completing the Course!
    • More from Amnesty International
    • More from ARTICLE 19
    • Survey