Siltasaarenkatu 16 (PL 252), 00531 HELSINKI

Contact: Petri Savolainen, Director,, +358 50 534 2485;

Juha Rekola, Ombudsman (international work, professional ethics, policy, communications),, +358 40 512 0036

Geographic area served: Finland

Type of organization / entity: Domestic NGO; journalist association.

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, financial, advocacy support for association members.

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 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; contractual/labor disputes between staff journalists and employers; contractual/labor disputes between freelance journalists and media outlets.

Fee structure: Litigation assistance provided to journalists/media outlets as part of annual journalist association dues

Type of financial support: Financial support to cover costs of legal proceedings; financial support to NGOs or journalist associations providing legal aid to journalists/media outlets; insurance for members.

Type of advocacy support: Leading or participating in public-awareness campaigns around specific policy or regulatory issues that impact journalists’ reporting practices and rights.