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Media Defence Partners with GIJN Advisory Services to Provide Free Legal Defence

Media Defence Partners with GIJN Advisory Services to Provide Free Legal Defence

The partnership

The Global Investigative Journalism Network (GIJN) has now launched its Advisory Services microsite. This microsite builds on the network’s existing work, offering a range of resources and services to better support watchdog journalists. As part of the project, we’ll be providing legal defence to selected watchdog media organisations in partnership with GIJN.

We have worked with GIJN for a number of years, signposting journalists to each other’s services. This project solidifies our partnership, ensuring that selected media organisations have access to legal support when they face legal action as a result of their reporting.

GIJN Advisory Services

This new collection of services is designed to support the investigative journalists who work in over 100 countries. This is because GIJN recognises that these journalists need the best training and technology to do their jobs. With that in mind, GIJN has compiled over a thousand tip-sheets, reporting guides, and instructional videos, available in multiple languages.

Additionally, GIJN has launched the Investigative Journalism Media Assessment Program (IJ-MAP). This programme provides evaluations of a watchdog media organisation’s structure and capacity, from newsroom basics to revenue diversification. To kick it off, GIJN is offering three Asian media outlets a free, in-depth assessment with follow-on support here.

Moreover, GIJN has partnered with half a dozen other organisations to broaden the services they can offer. From business management to cybersecurity, the new Advisory Services site caters to the diverse needs of watchdog media organisations. To learn more, visit the microsite here.

The Global Investigative Journalism Network

GIJN is an international association of journalism organisations working together to strengthen and protect investigative reporting.  With 211 members in 82 countries, GIJN has a particular focus on journalists from repressive regimes and marginalised communities.

In order to spread in-depth watchdog journalism, GIJN provides the latest resources, techniques and opportunities for those in the field. The network also facilitates multiple regional and international training conferences and workshops.

To find out more about GIJN, visit their website here.

 

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