Freedom of Expression in Japan

The situation in the island of Okinawa.

On Friday, 16 June on the side of the 35th session of the UN Human Rights Council, Franciscans International, together with the International Movement Against All Forms of Discrimination and Racism (IMADR) and Amnesty International, organised an event focusing on the issue of the freedom of expression in the island of Okinawa, Japan. With a rich panel representing local civil society and media as well as the United Nations, the debate has touched upon many crucial elements relating to both the right of free speech and the Okinawan situation.

To read a full account of the side-event, please click here. To see the webcast of the event (in Japanese) follow this link

 

Photo Credit: © Gustave Deghilage