Webinar in Commemoration of the International Day for Universal Access to Information

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Date: 28 September 2021

Time: 09.00hrs – 12.00hrs GMT

Link to register for event: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_jRQHkuWVSCGgYakh5jA--g

Speakers:

1) The Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Expression and Access to Information in Africa, Commissioner Jamesina King;

2) Mr. Gilbert Sendugwa, African Freedom of Information Centre;

3) Mr. Alfred Bulakali, Article 19-West Africa;

4) Mr. Maxwell Kadiri, Open Society Justice Initiative.

 

Moderator: Hlengiwe Dube, Centre for Human Rights. 

 

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.