Human Rights Day is observed every year on 10 December. This year’s Human Rights Day will launch a year-long campaign to mark the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR). The anniversary campaign, which builds on the #StandUp4HumanRights aims to promote the rights enshrined in the Declaration and what the Universal Declaration of Human Rights means in our daily lives; engage broad audiences across the world and mobilize people for human rights; and reflect on progress and challenges, and ways that each of us can stand up for human rights.
One of the main shared goals of ‘Human Rights through Cinematography’ is to increase knowledge of human rights among Pakistani youth. The Communication & Design (C&D) Program at Habib University, in collaboration with the United Nations Information Center (UNIC) presents the screening of the documentary Tickling Giants.
“Big and small, we should all, in our own ways, be tickling giants.” Following the Egyptian Arab Spring, Bassem Youssef, an unknown surgeon, launches a TV political satire called “The Show”, a rousing celebration somewhere between Jon Stewart’s “The Daily Show” and France’s Yann Barthès. In a country where freedom of speech is increasingly restricted, the success of the show is unprecedented, but so too the scandals. Bassem continues his work in the face of repression. Who will have the last word?