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01 May 2012 description
report Freedom House

Washington

The Middle East and North Africa saw dramatic if precarious gains in press freedom in 2011, and for the first time in eight years, global media freedom did not experience an overall decline, according to a Freedom House report released today. However, due to downgrades in some previously free countries, the percentage of the world’s population living in societies with a fully free press has fallen to its lowest level in over a decade.

26 Apr 2012 description
report Freedom House

Freedom of expression and Information actors' engagement with the UPR in Uganda

Best practices and lessons; a stakeholder's perspective

Introduction to the UN mechanism of the Universal Periodic review The Universal Periodic Review (UPR) is a new state-led mechanism, under the auspices of the Human Rights Council (HRC). The opening set of reviews occurred in 2008 whereby all 192 UN member states were reviewed in the preceding to which Uganda fell in 2011.