Human Rights: The Right to Freedom of Expression
Take action for human rights. Learn to defend human rights by understanding the right to freedom of expression.
You’re invited to join our free massive open online course (MOOC): Human Rights: The Right to Freedom of Expression which will run for three weeks from 17 November to 8 December 2015.
Take part in a global human rights experience and gain the skills and knowledge to take action to defend the right to freedom of expression, association and assembly.
Join thousands of participants from across the world to learn from activists on the frontline of human rights defence, and interact with international facilitators drawn from the diversity of the human rights movement, including India, Italy, Kenya, Lebanon, Norway, South Africa, UK, and the USA.
Explore the right to freedom of expression through cases of individuals at risk, bridging the gap between theory and the real world application of the right to freedom of expression.
Everyone with online access can take the course, whether you are in school, college, at university, taking the course as a group, or following it on your own in your free time – and it’s completely free of charge.
- Length: 3 weeks
- Effort: 3 – 5 hours/week
- Price: Free
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- Institution: Amnesty InternationalX
- Subject: Social Sciences
- Level: Introductory
- Languages: English
- Video Transcripts: English
About this course
Freedom of expression is a human right. Learn from the experts at Amnesty International how to claim and defend your rights in this human rights course.
This short course will equip you with the knowledge to understand and claim your right to freedom of expression, and the skills and confidence to take action to defend it.
You will be challenged to think critically and devise effective actions to defend the human rights of others. You will be able to adapt the human rights of freedom of expression, association and assembly to real life situations and come face-to-face with human rights activists on the front line of human rights defense.
This is Amnesty International’s first human rights MOOC. Be prepared for active, fast-paced learning, connecting with course participants across the world to bridge the gap between theory and practice and turn yourself into an agent of change.
You will explore human rights through case studies, including real cases of individuals at risk. You will discover how actions are developed to defend people against human rights violations.
Course facilitators and moderators from across the human rights movement will listen, guide and interact with participants.
Consider signing up with a friend or group to take part in optional group activities together. Join the conversation on the Amnesty International Human Rights Education Facebook page.
No previous knowledge is needed. Register today to take part in a global human rights experience.
What you’ll learn
- Knowledge of Freedom of Expression as a human right
- Ability to critically assess information related to Freedom of Expression
- Skills and confidence to take action to defend Freedom of Expression