Free Word, 60 Farringdon road, London EC1R 3GA
T +44 20 7324 2500
F +44 20 7490 0566
Geographic area served: Europe, Global
Type of organization: International NGO
Serves: Staff journalists, editors, media outlets, civic journalists/bloggers, freelance journalists, NGOs, and/or journalist associations.
Type of support services: Legal, advocacy
Types of legal support: Filing amicus briefs to domestic and/or international courts; providing supporting legal briefs and case law to NGOs or journalist associations which are directly ligating cases involving journalists/media outlets facing legal proceedings; legal advocacy for specific cases and issues.
Types of cases: Cases involving defamation/libel brought against a journalist/media outlet; freedom of information claims brought by a journalist/media outlet; cases involving issues of source protection.
Fee structure: Pro-bono/free
Type of advocacy support: Leading or participating in public-awareness campaigns in support of a journalist/media outlet facing legal proceedings or court challenges; leading or participating in public-awareness campaigns around specific policy or regulatory issues that impact journalists’ reporting practices and rights; issuing alerts to domestic and international media.