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Special Call: Funding for a Media Defence Centre in India

Special Call: Funding for a Media Defence Centre in India

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.

Download the application form here and the budget template here.

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