Media Defence would like to partner with an NGO or law centre for the provision of quality legal support for media outlets, journalists and bloggers facing legal threats because of their reporting in India. Organisations interested in applying must either have, or wish to establish, a media defence centre to provide free, high quality legal support in that field.
We are offering one 12-month grant of up to GBP 25,000 to organisations with a background in defending and supporting the right to freedom of expression. The grants can be used to set up a media legal defence unit which provides pro bono legal support to journalists, citizen journalists and independent media and/or coordinates networks of lawyers to do the same. The grant funds cannot be applied for strategic litigation.
Media Defence is available to provide legal mentoring, capacity building, and other forms of non-financial organisational support.
To find out more about the grant and how to apply, please click here.
Media Defence is pleased to announce that the Dow Jones Foundation has decided to renew their support for our legal work with a further $10,000 grant. Thanks to the Dow Jones Foundation and its continued support, we can be more equipped to respond and provide legal assistance in support of press freedom around the world. […]
European Court Finds Turkey Violated Cumhuriyet Journalists’ Rights to Liberty and Security, Freedom of Expression, Detained in the Crackdown Following July 2016 Coup
The European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) has held that Turkey violated the Article 5(1)(c) and 10 rights of ten journalists working at the prominent Turkish newspaper, Cumhuriyet. The journalists were arrested and detained in the government crackdown following the July 2016 attempted coup. Media Defence intervened as a third party in the case, along […]
Welcome to the latest instalment of our ‘Partners’ blog series. In this series, we interview some of our partners from around the world about their crucial and fascinating work in freedom of expression. This time, our Legal and Grants Officer Emmanuel Vargas spoke to lawyer Hanifi Baris of TOHAV (Toplum ve Hukuk Araştırmaları Vakfı/Foundation for […]