Freedom of Expression.
Athan launched its very first full report on the “Status of Freedom of Expression Within the First Two Years Under the Civilian Government” on 10th June 2018. . On 18th October 2018, Athan launched its second report, the “Mid-term Report on Freedom of Expression”.
“I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it”
“If we do not believe in freedom of speech for those we despise we do not believe in it at all.”
“Freedom of expression comes with responsibilities,especially when it comes with serious implications for peace.”
“Freedom of Expression is the foundation of human rights ,the source of humanity, and the mother of truth.”
News about violations of the right to freedom of expression are highlighted.
In the advocacy sector, we apply two strategic ways to promote the right to freedom of expression in society. Utilizing the people’s power to drive the governments to respect and promote freedom of expression in the form of campaigns has been done as a first way. A second strategy is collaborating with national and international organizations in the form of releasing public statements and providing direct awareness to respective stakeholders.
In the research sector, we focus on conducting research in the breaching of the right to freedom of expression, media freedom, internet freedom, as well as peaceful assembly and peaceful procession.
Our awareness-raising project aims to raise public awareness of the basic principles of freedom of expression, to mobilize the people aware of and practice the right to freedom of expression, and to respect freedom of expression which is the most fundamental human right.