Contact: MR ACHILLEAS DEMETRIADES, Partner, achilleas@ldlaw.com.cy


Geographic area served: All Europe (including EU-member states and candidate countries); Cyprus

Type of organization/entity: Private law firm

Serves: Staff journalists, editors, media outlets, Freelance journalists, 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 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; legal advocacy for specific cases and issues.

Types of legal cases: Cases involving defamation/libel brought against a journalist/media outlet; freedom of information claims brought by a journalist/media outlets; cases involving issues of source protection and/or whistleblowing; 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

Type of advocacy support: Leading or participating in public-awareness campaigns in support of a journalist/media outlet facing legal proceedings or court challenges, advocacy support for labor issues or disputes