Launch of our new
Today we launch our new Legal Fund to ensure that freelance journalists can access legal assistance, even when they are unable to afford a lawyer or trial costs.
Jan 7, 2021.
We’re very excited to announce the launch of our new Legal Fund, providing grants specifically to help freelance journalists fight spurious legal cases that inhibit their work. We aim to ensure that freelance journalists all over the world can access legal assistance, even when they are unable to afford a lawyer or trial costs.
Governments and powerful businesses frequently use legal action to stop journalists from pursuing a story. Freelancers are even more vulnerable to legal hurdles, without an employer to support them in any unfounded legal challenges.
Our new Fund aims to give freelance journalists the essential financial help needed to defend themselves in legal matters and carry on their vital work.
The Legal Fund is made possible thanks to the UNESCO Global Media Defence Fund.