Media Matters for Democracy makes a submission to the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights on Academic Freedoms

Media Matters for Democracy makes a submission to the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights on Academic Freedoms

Media Matters for Democracy (MMFD) has made a submission to the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Protection and Promotion of the Right to Freedom of Opinion and Expression Academic Freedom and the Freedom of Opinion and Expression in Pakistan on May 1, 2020.

This submission from MMFD aims to outline the extent to which freedom of opinion and expression is accorded in Pakistan’s universities, specifically in relation to academic freedom. MMFD is of the opinion that universities have a special role to play in a democracy, and are key sites for defining freedom of expression and opinion, or lack thereof, in countries around the world, and in Pakistan’s academic spaces.

Read the full document here: http://mediamatters.pk/ohchr-academic-freedoms-submission/