Module 1: Key Principles of International Law and Freedom of Expression
The right to freedom of expression is firmly established in international human rights law. Although digital technologies have amplified our ability to express ourselves, their impact on freedom of expression has also raised novel challenges, with particular consequences for journalists and the media. Rather than being eclipsed by these developments, international standards on freedom of expression have been evolving to address new challenges posed by new communications technologies. As a result, international human rights law plays as important a role as ever in ensuring that the right to freedom of expression is respected, protected and fulfilled, giving individuals a powerful tool to advance their rights.