Contact: Özgür Kahale, Pro Bono Counsel, Europe
Geographic area served: Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Netherlands, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Spain, Turkey, UK
Type of organization: Private law firm
Serves: Staff journalists, editors, media outlets; freelance journalists; civic media/bloggers; NGOs that provide legal, financial or advocacy support for journalists/media outlets, and/or journalist associations.
Type of support: Legal
Types of legal support: Direct litigation of cases involving journalists/media outlets in domestic and/or international courts; filing amicus briefs to domestic and/or international courts in specific cases; 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; providing pre-publication legal advice / counsel to journalists, media outlets, journalist associations, regarding content-related issues or other regulations; legal advocacy for specific cases and issues.
Types of cases: Freedom of information claims brought by a journalist/media outlet; cases involving issues of source protection and/or whistle-blowing; contractual/labor disputes between staff journalists and employers; contractual/labor disputes between freelance journalists and media outlets; disputes between journalists and media outlets over violations of professional codes of ethics.
Fee structure: Pro-bono