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Reading time: 3 minutes Here’s what journalists could do to create positive change and what pitfalls they should avoid during COVID-19 pandemic.

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Your State has committed to “ensure public access to information and protect fundamental freedoms”. This is what the Sustainable Development Goal 16.10 affirms. Is your government holding up to its commitment? You can help to monitor its progress – and contribute to it!

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The UN Plan of Action on journalists’ safety provides an opportunity to join a multi-stakeholder effort to fight impunity for crimes against journalists. This 5-minute guide explains how to engage with the Plan for free expression advocacy.

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UNESCO’s Committee on Conventions and Recommendations (CR) offers a mechanism that any individual or group can use to try to get violations of rights, including the right to freedom of expression, addressed by States – but it’s relatively unknown. This 5-minute guide explains how the “Cre” can help individuals or groups to get countries to address human rights violations.

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The objective of this report is to contribute to a better understanding of State obligations aimed at guaranteeing, protecting, and facilitating public protests and demonstrations, as well as the standards that should frame the progressive use of force—and as a last resort—in protest contexts. The report stresses that demonstrators have the freedom to choose the mode, form, place, and message for peaceful protest, and States have the obligation to manage social conflict through dialogue.

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Human Rights Foundation, in partnership with Forum280 and USB Memory Direct, is collecting flash drives for defector-led organizations. Each year, these groups collectively smuggle approximately 10,000 flash drives into North Korea. They could send many more but are limited by the expense of purchasing drives at retail cost. By providing organizers with drives, Flash Drives for Freedom allows these groups to focus their energy and resources on expanding their programs.

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NGO  |   Advocacy  |   Economic and social rights  |  

En el CDLSINFO-CR defendemos y promovemos los Derechos Humanos de la población trabajadora migrante, refugiada, indígena, afrodescendiente en condición de vulnerabilidad; somos un equipo, responsable y comprometido que representa, asesora, acompaña y capacita a las personas para el libre ejercicio de sus derechos.

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CEGSS works to contribute to the elimination of all inequities in health, as well as social exclusion and its determinants. To do this, they use a model that combines social science research with capacity building among populations that are socially excluded in order to promote social change and political action. La misión del CEGSS es…

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Organization Logo: AHA Foundation

The AHA Foundation is the leading organization working to end honor violence that shames, hurts or kills thousands of women and girls in the US each year, and puts millions more at risk. AHA also works to elevate the status of women and girls globally, so they can create peace and prosperity for themselves, their…

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Organization logo: Civic Charter – The Global Framework for People’s Participation

The Civic Charter provides a global framework for people’s participation in shaping their societies. The two-page document, which people and organisations can sign on to and use as a basis for joint action, articulates a common set of civic and political rights. Based on universally accepted human rights, freedoms and principles, the Civic Charter serves…

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