STARTS 29 May! New Bonavero-UNESCO multilingual Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) on Freedom of Expression, Access to Information and Safety of Journalists - Registration open until 14 July 2023

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The Bonavero Institute of Human Rights and the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) are delighted to announce the launch of our second joint global Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) on the international and regional standards relating to freedom of expression, including press freedom, access to public information, safety of journalists, and the challenges for freedom of expression in the digital world.

The MOOC will run between 29 May and 14 July 2023 and comprises a series of 5 weekly online modules on the online platform EdX, convened by leading academics and supplemented by the insights and experiences of prominent guest speakers. It is delivered in the six official languages of the United Nations, i.e. in Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish, as well as in Portuguese. The course is free and open to all, including judicial actors (e.g. judicial branches, public ministries, public defenders, electoral courts, human rights ombudsmen, judicial law clerks) from all justice systems, as well as to journalists, academics, students, and other professionals across the world. Participants can read the written material, watch the pre-recorded webinars and guest speaker videos, and complete the quizzes in the five MOOC modules at their own pace by 14 July; as the course does not include 'live' sessions, time zones are not an issue. Participants who will complete the course successfully will receive a certificate of completion.

Registration to the MOOC will remain open until 14 July 2023, the end date of the course. You can find the seven registration links to the corresponding seven language versions of the MOOC below. The registration links, as well as all relevant information about the course in all MOOC languages, are also accessible on the MOOC home page:

You can also access the flyer of the course via this link and find the relevant social media posts below. We would be grateful if you could circulate the information about the course among your networks and to any interested persons, groups and organisations.













For enquiries about the course, please contact the MOOC Coordinator, Dr Christos Kypraios ( or the dedicated email address of the programme (

“This course is an important opportunity for judicial actors all around the world to deepen their knowledge of international standards on freedom of expression and safety of journalists in an exciting curriculum that will be presented by key judicial figures and academic experts in the field.”

Kate O’Regan, Director of the Bonavero Institute of Human Rights