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protection of journalists

The Goals of this Pillar include

  • Improving journalists’ legal awareness and enhancing their skills in dealing with legislation that restricts the media.
  • Professional development for lawyers specialized in defending media and freedom of expression cases.
  • Providing assistance and legal support to journalists and media organizations.
  • Developing drafts of alternative media related legislation.
  • Strengthening the rule of law and ensuring just trials in freedom of expression cases.
  • Strengthening the role of the judiciary in protecting freedom of the media and freedom of expression.
  • Reducing violations committed against journalists.
  • Holding media freedom violators accountable through local and international legal mechanisms.

This Pillar includes the following programs and projects

    • The Media Legal Aid Unit[MELAD]
    • The Media Violations Monitoring Program SANAD]
    • The Media and Judiciary Program