As part of our work to help build a strong global legal defence network for independent media, Media Defence is excited to announce two new funded partners as part of the Digital Rights Advocates Project.
Media Defence has partnered with Unwanted Witness and Digital Rights Lawyers Initiative to deliver better local-level access to legal assistance for independent media outlets, journalists and bloggers who lack the financial means to access legal support at commercial rates. The projects will establish legal aid units in Uganda, Nigeria and West Africa respectively.
As the Internet continues to become an integral part of people’s lives and journalism moves increasingly online, these legal aid units will focus on legal defence of journalists, bloggers and independent media outlets who have been targeted as a result of or in connection with their journalistic activities online.
If you would like any further information, please contact Hannah Stoate, Digital Rights Advocates Project Coordinator (email@example.com).
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