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 10years.mediadefence.org looks back at our history with statistics, interactive timelines, case studies, and more.
- 10 years in numbers
- 10 reasons freedom of expression is important
- 10 issues affecting freedom of expression
- 10 journalists and outlets we’ve supported
- 10 partner organisations
- 10 things you can do
This microsite is launching in conjunction with our 2018 annual report: Ten Years of Media Legal Defence Initiative.
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