– Protest is a right: Reflections from Maina Kiai, former UN Special Rapporteur and lifelong advocate for human rights

The links between freedom of expression and freedom of assembly have never been closer. Journalist Samuel Gebre interviewed Kiai in Nairobi for IFEX, first in December 2017, and then again in January 2018, and shares some of these insights from a passionate individual who has dedicated his career to the promotion of human rights, globally as well as in his native Kenya.


Human Rights Network for Journalists-Uganda (HRNJ-Uganda) is a network of human rights journalists in Uganda working towards enhancing the promotion, protection and respect of human rights through defending and building the capacities of journalists, to effectively exercise their constitutional rights and fundamental freedoms for collective campaigning through the media.

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