Kralja Tvrtka Street, number 5/ V, 71000 Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Contact: Free Media Help Line, as a service for free legal and professional aid to journalists and media in B&H, Borka Rudić, firstname.lastname@example.org, + 387 33 217 302, Una Alijadić, email@example.com, + 387 33 443 072
Geographic area served: Bosnia-Herzegovina
Type of organization / entity: Journalist association
Serves: Staff journalists, editors, other media employees, media outlets; freelance journalists
Type of support: Legal; advocacy
Types of legal support: Direct litigation of cases involving journalists/media outlets in domestic and/or international courts; providing supporting legal briefs and case law to NGOs or journalist associations that are directly litigating cases involving journalists/media outlets facing legal proceedings; providing general legal advice / counsel to journalists/media outlets; legal advocacy for specific cases and issues.
Types of cases: Defamation/libel; freedom of information claims; contractual/labor disputes between staff journalists and employers; contractual/labor disputes between freelance journalists and media outlets; cases of political pressure, physical attacks on journalists.
Fee structure: Pro-bono
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; advocacy support for labor issues or disputes; participation in policy discussions related to freedom of expression laws, regulations, and journalists’ rights.