Supporting the Establishment of Networks of Media Lawyers Globally
The Centre for Law and Democracy (CLD), with funding from the Global Media Defence Fund managed by UNESCO, is providing support for the formation and development of national networks of media lawyers. Such networks bring together legal professionals who seek to protect media freedom and freedom of expression. They can serve as forums for professional collaboration, knowledge sharing, advocacy and capacity building.
If you are lawyer with expertise in media law, and are interested in joining or developing such a network, you can make use of the resources below or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
CLD held an open webinar for lawyers interested in this project on 10 August 2021. The agenda for the webinar is available here. If you were unable to attend but would like to receive updates about this project, please feel free to contact us for further information.
Project Brochures: Brochures describing the project and the concept of a media lawyers’ network are available in Arabic, English, French, Russian and Spanish (click on the appropriate language to download).
Background Note on Establishing a Media Lawyers’ Network: This Note provides an introduction to the role of media lawyers’ networks and outlines organisational issues for lawyers to consider when establishing a network, such as questions of governance, membership and funding. The Note is available in English, French and Spanish.
Model Constitution: This Model Constitution can serve as an initial template for developing a constitution or articles of incorporation for a new media lawyers’ network. It is available in English in pdf and word, in French in pdf and word and in Spanish in pdf and word.