Invitation to an online lecture

«Canaries in the Coal Mine or why autocrats are going to increasing lenghts to try and silence journalists and human rights defenders»

Tuesday, 8 June 2021 at 12.00
(online at the link: https://authgr.zoom.us/j/98987728687?pwd=bm9ScXhuc1pBTUsrSk9DZExPaitUZz09)

The Jean Monnet Chair “The Fundamentals of European Integration: Democracy, Institutions and Policiesof the Department of Political Sciences of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki invites you to the lecture by

Mr. Andrew Anderson

Executive Director of Front Line Defenders

entitled

«Canaries in the Coal Mine or why autocrats are going to increasing lenghts to try and silence journalists and human rights defenders»

The lecture will take place on Tuesday, 8 June 2021, at 12.00

online through the platform zoom

https://authgr.zoom.us/j/98987728687?pwd=bm9ScXhuc1pBTUsrSk9DZExPaitUZz09 Meeting ID: 989 8772 8687 and password 749328

Andrew Anderson was appointed Executive Director of Front Line Defenders (https://www.frontlinedefenders.org) in November 2016.  He previously served as Deputy Director since March 2003. Front Line Defenders was founded in Dublin in 2001 with the specific aim of protecting human rights defenders at risk (HRDs), people who work, non-violently, for any or all of the rights enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR). Front Line Defenders addresses the protection needs identified by HRDs themselves and was awarded the UN Prize for Human Rights in 2018. Prior to joining Front Line Defenders, Andrew worked at the International Secretariat of Amnesty International as Director of the Campaigning and Crisis Response Programme and then Director of the Africa Programme. He was a member of the Advisory Board of the Centre for Applied Human Rights at the University of York, the Board of Trustees of the Tactical Technology Collective and the Board of Trustees of the Sudan Social Development Organisation UK. He represents Front Line Defenders on the Board of the EU Human Rights Defenders Mechanism.

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