Jordanians stand up for freedom of expression


Published: 2018-11-03 15:33

Last Updated: 2024-04-14 18:08

Editor: Zaina Deeb

70th Anniversary of Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
70th Anniversary of Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

As the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) turned 70 this year, equal dignity and worth has been celebrated through a joint-force campaign that included participants from all over the world.

Through a global EU4HumanRights campaign, which also included European Ambassadors and official representatives of the European Union (EU) to Jordan, Jordanian influencers stood tall for the global Human Rights Campaign.

With the #EU4HumanRights and #StandupforHumanRights, the aim of the campaign is to support the cause of promoting and protecting the human rights, which is at the heart of multilateralism and a central pillar of the United Nations (UN) system, as well a core and founding value of the EU.

"Everyone has the right to think and say what they like and no one should forbid it." "You have the right to share the benefits of your community’s culture, arts and sciences." "You have the right to go to school, continue your studies as far as you wish and learn regardless of race, religion or country of origin." "The law is the same for everyone and should be applied in the same manner to all." -- With these tweets, the EU in Jordan shared photos of Jordanians from all sectors to spread awareness about the campaign.

Wissam Tobeileh - Comedian
"Right to Cultural, Artistic and Scientific Life"
"I am honored to be part of the EU human rights campaign, I chose the "right to cultural,artistic and scientific life as it represents me."

Zayna Al-Hamarneh - Entrepreneur
"Duty to your community" "Right to adequate standard of living"
Zayna shared the photo on twitter and Instagram on October 30, 2018, along with these words:
Today, I stand up for all human rights! The rights that are dearest to my heart are Duty to your Community where we should all respect others, be respected, protect our community, give back, serve our community and allow our community members to practice their full rights. Right to Adequate Standard of Living the right where each one has the right to live, to have access to health services, food and housing. Those are rights we are so privileged to have that we forget to acknowledge their importance. Which right would you stand up for?

Nabeel Sawalha - Actor
"Equality before the Law"

Haifa Najjar Najjar - Jordanian Senator
"Right for Education"

Tima Shomali - Director & Producer
"Right for Education"

Ahmad Ghanem (Abu AlGhooor) - Comedian
"Right for Education"

Ola Al Fares - Media Personality
"Freedom of Expression"
Human rights and freedom of speech generally face a number of restrictions،Freedom of expression has become the biggest crime that may be committed in the present time. The freedom of expression should be reality, not slogans.

Ahmad Abughaush - Jordanian Taekwondo Athlete
"Right to Cultural, Artistic and Scientific Life"

Omar Adnan Abdallat - Catroonist
"Freedom of Expression"

Ala Hamdan - Filmmaker
"Right to free and fair world"
Hamdan tweeted her photo on November 2, 2018 along with the message: "In the occasion of the 70th Anniversary of Human Rights along with EU Ambassadors to Jordan."