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Center for Media Studies and Peacebuilding (CEMESP)
Region: Sub-Saharan Africa
The Center for Media Studies and Peacebuilding (CEMESP) is a leading media development and freedom of expression advocacy organization with its primary objectives to strengthen the work of journalists and media managers thereby enhancing a free environment for the media in Liberia to thrive.
CEMESP is driven by a passion to raise awareness for the protection of media rights and freedom of expression using a multi-stakeholders approach.
Over the years, CEMESP has been instrumental in promoting freedom of expression, media rights, and access to information, and participatory governance guided by equality and respect for all.
Today, the media development think-tank is still involved with media laws reform efforts, policy and human rights advocacy, research, documentation, and report of attacks, threats, intimidation and violations of freedom of expression and media rights.
To further improve her quest for media freedom, CEMESP has succeeded in its advocacies for the passage of key legal instruments, including the Freedom of Information Act and Table Mountain Declaration, which give birth to the Kamara Abdullai Kamara Act of Press Freedom which decriminalises speech offences.