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IBA distributes Beatrice Mtetwa DVDs on press freedom

The International Bar Association (IBA) has said it will provide free Digital Video Discs (DVDs) of the recently released documentary, “Beatrice Mtetwa and the Rule of Law”, to non-governmental organisations (NGOs), foundations, schools, law societies, law firms, religious groups, and other constituencies across Africa.

Mtetwa is a Zimbabwean lawyer who has been internationally recognized for her defence of journalists and press freedom and her documentary encourages all citizens to consider how they can contribute to public good.

The documentary encourages all citizens to consider how they can contribute to the public good. 

The IBA presented the first United Kingdom screening of the film in 2013, and also previewed it at its Annual Conference held in Boston, US, last year. 

IBA Executive Director Mark Ellis said: “All of us have a responsibility to speak against atrocities. However, many of us do not, but Beatrice does, regardless of consequence. It is this trait of character that makes her exceptional and is the reason the IBA is encouraging the Africa-wide dissemination of the film.'

The DVD is available free of charge to NGOs and groups in Africa that will share the film with their networks and constituencies.

A minimum order of 20 DVDs will be shipped free of charge from Johannesburg, South Africa, to various locations throughout Africa upon request, subject to availability.

All requests for DVDs must be received by 15 March, 2014 and orders must be made through the site (www.surveymonkey.com/s/beatricemtetwa).

Pana 28/02/2014