Siltasaarenkatu 16 (PL 252), 00531 HELSINKI
Contact: Petri Savolainen, Director, email@example.com, +358 50 534 2485;
Juha Rekola, Ombudsman (international work, professional ethics, policy, communications),
firstname.lastname@example.org, +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.