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The Oak Institute for the Study of International Human Rights has issued a call for nominations for the 2017 Oak Human Rights Fellowship.

The fellowship is a one-semester appointment as an activist-in-residence at Colby College in Waterville, Maine, USA. It is designed to provide human rights defenders doing "on-the-ground" work at some level of personal risk a respite from front-line duties to enable them to reflect, write, and communicate their work to our campus community. 

The focus of this year's fellow should be film...

Spanish Guide on Setting up a Film Festival published

A Spanish handbook for organisers of socially engaged film festivals is now launched. The guide is full of examples and practical suggestions about how to organise environmental and human rights film events.

Support our Malaysian colleague

The HRFN has requested the Malaysian government to drop criminal charges against our colleague Ms. Lena Hendry. She faces a heavy fine and/or a prison sentence for screening the documentary "No Fire Zone." Please support her by signing the petition.

FUTURE DOCS – a new project for filmmakers and activists

FUTURE DOCS is a new project of the WATCH DOCS IFF for documentarians and human rights defenders. It is a European platform for creative encounters of filmmakers and activists, intending to bring about tangible social impact.
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