Media Defence is excited to launch its new Training Resource Hub!
Through this new Hub, we’ve collated all our training materials into one easy-to-use site. We’ve designed it for lawyers interested in litigating digital rights cases, but who may not have experience doing so. Other legal professionals and law students may also find it useful. With this in mind, all content is open, accessible and searchable, and can easily be copied and pasted into legal briefs.
We’ve developed the Training Resource Hub as part of our Digital Rights Advocates Project (DRAP). This project supports lawyers in East, West and Southern Africa to litigate digital rights cases at the national, regional and international levels.
For ease of use, we’ve organised the Hub into ten themes relevant to freedom of expression online. Among others, these include: an introduction to freedom of expression, defamation and reputation, censorship by private actors and data protection. Each theme has training modules and case law to build your understanding. In addition, we have created dedicated pages to emerging trends, such as internet shutdowns and intermediary liability.
This Hub is a living project and will be updated regularly, so keep an eye on Media Defence’s social media for updates. Media Defence thanks ALT Advisory for developing the content and HandsUp for building the Hub.
If you have any feedback on the Hub, please contact email@example.com
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