Within the framework of its regional activities commemorating World Press Freedom Day, the UNESCO Office in Quito has published a comic book illustrating the main principles and concepts of freedom of expression and press freedom. Entitled Libertad de expresión, the comic book consists of 36 illustrated pages and aims to explain complex freedom of expression concepts in an accessible, easy-to-understand language. Available in print and online, the book is targeting youth and teenagers and is being distributed to schools throughout Latin America, with the assistance of the National Commissions, UNESCO Associated Schools and civil society networks.
The comic book addresses freedom of expression principles and explains how these principles can be promoted with best practices, such as an equitable-frequency distribution or the establishment of independent regulatory bodies.
It also explains how bad practices, such as censorship, self-censorship, violence against journalists, severely punished opinion crimes, or mandatory titles and trade memberships for journalists, can jeopardize freedom of expression.
This book is part of the Communication and Information Sector’s ongoing efforts to promote the debate, reflection and understanding about the importance of freedom of expression as a fundamental human right.
> To comic book is available online in Spanish: click here.
- Contact Rosa Gonzalez, UNESCO Office in Quito: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Field office: UNESCO Office in Quito (in Spanish)
- Related Links: "Libertad de expresión"
- Related themes/countries
· Latin America/Caribbean
· Freedom of Expression