15 Years of Media Defence: A Visual Timeline

15 Years of Media Defence: A Visual Timeline

Our Impact

For 15 years, Media Defence have provided crucial legal support to journalists, citizen journalists, cartoonists, and independent media worldwide. As the sole organisation dedicated solely to this cause, we’ve made a significant impact: spanning 117 countries, we’ve supported over 1,300 press freedom cases, and trained 270 lawyers to defend journalists globally.

Explore our Visual Timeline

Step into Media Defence’s 15-year history with our immersive visual timeline, charting our milestones in championing press freedom and safeguarding journalists’ rights globally. Discover our ongoing impact and our vision for safeguarding press freedom and journalist safety in the face of escalating threats.


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Recent News

Call for Consultants: Update of Training Materials on Freedom of Expression in South and Southeast Asia

Purpose of the consultancy contract This is a call for consultants to review and update eleven existing training modules on freedom of expression in South and Southeast Asia. Background Media Defence’s vision is a world where journalists no longer face legal challenges that threaten their ability to report freely and independently on issues of public […]


Media Defence et l’Impact Lab pour l’Etat de droit de Stanford Law School saisissent la Cour de justice de la CEDEAO contre les coupures d’internet ordonnées par l’Etat sénégalais

Le recours au nom d’AfricTivistes et de deux journalistes sénégalais vise à obtenir des mesures provisoires pour empêcher de nouvelles coupures d’Internet   READ IN ENGLISH   Dakar, le 13 février 2024 – Media Defence et le Rule of Law Impact Lab de la Stanford Law School ont déposé un recours devant la Cour de justice […]


Media Defence and SLS’s Rule of Law Impact Lab File Case Before ECOWAS Court Challenging Senegal Internet Shutdowns

Filing on behalf of AfricTivistes and Two Senegalese Journalists Seeks Interim Measures to Prevent Internet Shutdowns.   READ IN FRENCH   Dakar, February 13, 2024 – Media Defence and the Rule of Law Impact Lab at Stanford Law School have filed a lawsuit before the Community Court of Justice of the Economic Community of West […]