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Media Defence Partners with Media Foundation for West Africa

Media Defence Partners with Media Foundation for West Africa

As part of our work to help build a strong global legal defence network for independent media, Media Defence is excited to announce another new funded partner as part of the Digital Rights Advocates Project.

Media Defence has partnered with the Media Foundation for West Africa (MFWA) 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. As the Internet has become an integral part of people’s lives and journalism has moved increasingly online, there has been a rising demand for legal support amongst bloggers and independent media outlets who have been targeted as a result of or in connection with their journalistic activities online. The MFWA will set up a media defence centre to protect journalists across West Africa in cases related to digital rights.

If you would like any further information, please contact Hannah Stoate, Digital Rights Advocates Project Coordinator (hannah.stoate@mediadefence.org).

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