We are witnessing a global trend in which the court room has become the new scene for repression against journalists. Around the world the law is increasingly being abused to silence journalists. For this reason we initiated our Legal Defense Fund in 2019.
We also believe more legal capacity and leadership are essential to defend journalists and freedom of expression effectively. We jointly initiated the Forum of Legal Actors to enhance the engagement of legal actors to effectively protect journalists from legal repression and harassment and to end impunity for the violence against them.
Please find the joint press release of the launch of the Forum of Legal Actors here: