African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights
African Centre for Media Excellence
“The African Centre for Media Excellence is a Kampala-based independent, non-profit professional organisation that is committed to excellence in journalism and mass communication in Africa.
ACME’s main goal is to make the media a more effective platform for the provision of information on public affairs, a tool for monitoring official power, and a forum for vibrant public debate.”
The site contains both research and publications as well as online resources for journalists on issues related to freedom of expression, human rights, regional affairs and more. The organisation also offers training opportunities for journalists in Africa.
Collaboration on International ICT Policy in East and Southern Africa (CIPESA)
CIPESA is a leading centre for research and analysis for policymakers and various stakeholders in Africa on the use of ICT to improve livelihoods. They produce work and guidance on the internet and freedom of the media in the digital age, promote online freedoms in Africa, and each year they produce the ‘State of Internet Freedom in Africa’ report.
The 2018 report can be found here: https://cipesa.org/?wpfb_dl=278 as well as on the Research section of the Portal.
Article 19 is a non-governmental organisation working to secure the right to freedom of expression and right to access information for everyone. Each year they produce a report on the status of freedom of expression globally.
OHCHR: The Universal Declaration of Human Rights
UN website containing links to different resources on the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Available in English only.
Database of UN Publications on human rights including fact sheets, reference materials, training and education materials, and policy materials. Site is in English, however the majority of publications are available for download in both English and Spanish.
Commissioner for Human Rights
Main website of the European Union Human Rights Commissioner. Contains reports on human rights issues in Europe including country monitoring and recommendations. Site is available in English or French.
UN Portal on Human Rights Based Approaches to Programming
UN Portal containing information on human rights as well as human rights mainstreaming. Contains practical resources on how to mainstream human rights in programming as well as general resources and information on human rights at the international, regional and country level, as well as by topic. Site available in multiple languages including Portuguese.
OAU/AU Treaties, Conventions, Protocols & Charters
Database of African Union treaties, conventions, protocols and charters and status by country. Available in English or French.