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.