Private lawyer

Contact : Marco Bassini, marco.bassini@unibocconi.it, +39.329.2478832

 

Geographic area served: Italy

Serves: Staff journalists, editors, media outlets; civic journalists/bloggers; 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 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: 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 and/or whistleblowing; 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, issuing alerts to domestic and international media.