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How to Apply

Usually, applications are made by the lawyer handling the case but they can also be made by the journalist, the family or friends of the journalist or a relevant support organisation. If you have not yet found a lawyer, please contact us first and we may be able to put you in touch with lawyers we have worked with previously.

We are currently revising our application form online. In the meantime, to apply for support, please contact sophie.gougeon@mediadefence.org and emmanuel.vargas@mediadefence.org.

Our team will review your application and come back to you shortly. If your application falls within our mandate, you will be asked to send complementary documentation, including copies of the main legal documents relating to the case.

Please do not hesitate to contact grants@mediadefence.org if you have any questions or issues.

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