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Special call: Grant for National Media Defence Centre Indo-Pacific region

In partnership with the International Center for Non-Profit Law, Media Defence is calling for proposals from NGOs and law centres based in countries in the Indo-Pacific region for a grant to provide legal support to journalists and strategic litigation on media freedom. Purpose of Grant To set up or further the work of a national…

Italian journalist who published menswear company executives’ payslips acquitted of privacy violation charges

The Criminal Court of Pescara, Italy, has held that reporter Mauro D’Agostino did not breach the law by publishing payslips of executives at the top of a luxury menswear company. The context: top executives received large bonuses whilst hundreds of employees were fired D’Agostino worked for the online newspaper In 2017, he wrote a…

TOHAV & The Fight for Freedom of Expression in Turkey – by Esma Yasar

This article was written by Esma Yasar, a Kurdish lawyer working for Media Defence’s partner organisation TOHAV. Esma Yasar took part in Media Defence’s fellowship programme, which hosts human rights lawyers from our funded partner organisations all over the world. Freedom of Expression and Press Freedom in Turkey Turkey is one of the most restrictive…