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The African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights and the Centre for Human Rights, University of Pretoria, will co-host a webinar in Commemoration of the International Day for Universal Access to Information

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Event Details

Tuesday 28 September 2021
09:00 GMT / 10:00 WAT / 11:00 SAST / 12:00 EAT 

Moderator:

  • Hlengiwe Dube, Centre for Human Rights, University of Pretoria

Speakers:

  • Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Expression and Access to Information in Africa, Commissioner Jamesina King;
  • Mr Gilbert Sendugwa, African Freedom of Information Centre;
  • Mr Alfred Bulakali, Article 19-West Africa;
  • Mr Maxwell Kadiri, Open Society Justice Initiative.

Background

The Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Expression and Access to Information in Africa (the Special Rapporteur) is convening a webinar to commemorate the International Day for Universal Access to Information. The webinar will serve as a forum to disseminate the revised Declaration of Principles on Freedom of Expression and Access to Information in Africa (the Declaration), which was adopted by the Commission during its 65th Ordinary Session, held in November 2019.

The webinar will be conducted in the four (4) working languages of the African Union (Arabic, English, French and Portuguese), with simultaneous interpretation provided.


For more information, please contact

Hlengiwe Dube
Manager:
Expression, Information and Digital Rights Unit

Tel: +27 (0) 12 420 4199
Fax: +27 (0) 86 580 5743
hlengiwe.dube@up.ac.za