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Microsite Celebrates 10 Years of Media Defence

Microsite Celebrates 10 Years of Media Defence

In 2018 Media Defence turned ten years old. Along with our 2018 annual report, we’re taking a moment to look back on some of the journalists and outlets we’ve supported, speaking to the lawyers we’ve trained, and looking back at some of the cases and milestones we’ve achieved.

Our microsite looks back at our history with statistics, interactive timelines, case studies, and more.

10 years of Media Legal Defence Initiative



This microsite is launching in conjunction with our 2018 annual report: Ten Years of Media Legal Defence Initiative.

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