Monday, January 21, 2019
More and more journalists worldwide are being prosecuted or imprisoned for reporting the news. In order to silence and censor them, governments are often denouncing and burdening journalists with high litigation costs. To support these journalists, Free Press Unlimited set up a Legal Defense Fund.

With this Legal Defense Fund, we provide financial support to journalists and media organisations worldwide. We give support to journalists who face prosecution or imprisonment and who are unable to afford a lawyer or trial costs. This way, they will not be forced to withdraw their defense and accept the consequences of, often false, accusations.

The Legal Defense Fund is a part of Free Press Unlimited's Justice and Safety programme. More information about this programme, can be found on the following page

To apply for support from the Legal Defense Fund, visit this page