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Women Journalists from North Africa in Exile: A Legal Submission

In response to a call put out by the United Nations Special Rapporteur for Freedom of Opinion and Expression, and as part of the Women Journalists in and from North Africa project, the Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy (TIMEP) has put together a legal submission on the threats and challenges facing women journalists in exile from North Africa and the resulting impact. 

The submission documents two individual cases from Morocco and Egypt as paradigmatic examples through case documentation and interviews, presents open-source research on other cases and relevant trends, and is accompanied by a legal framework annex that ties together lived experiences with law. The submission was made out of a commitment to activating the legal pathways available to impacted women journalists and is intended to advance the application of international human rights law and standards to better protect the community of women journalists in exile from North Africa and around the world.

The full submission and annex are available in English.