Geographic area served: Turkey
Type of organization / entity: Private lawyer; university/academia
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; advocacy
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 ligating 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; legal advocacy for specific cases and issues.
Types of cases: Defamation/libel; freedom of information cases; source protection; contractual/labor disputes between staff and freelance journalists and employers; disputes between journalists and media outlets over violations of professional codes of ethics.
Fee structure: Low-bono/low cost
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.