In order to keep self-censorship at bay, journalists need to be aware of and confident in their rights. And when those rights are threatened in court, journalists need skilled media lawyers to defend them.
The International Press Institute (IPI) and the Media Legal Defence Initiative (MLDI) have therefore teamed up to publish “Freedom of Expression, Media Law and Defamation (right, available in five languages), a comprehensive reference and training manual for lawyers and journalists on European legal standards related to freedom of expression and the protection of reputation.
Together with national legal experts, we’re leading workshops on defamation law and European human rights standards in various European countries. In the spirit of making the material as widely available as possible, we’ve also produced a groundbreaking video and audio e-learning series (below) that covers the manual’s key content. In addition, trainers who wish to run their own workshops can access specially produced materials (bottom right).
The Right to Freedom of Expression in Law (2:43)
The Role of Freedom of Expression in Society (3:54)
Limitations on Freedom of Expression and the Three-Part Test (7:28)
The Three-Part Test in Practice (5:22)
Introduction (1:16) – Nani Jansen
Defences of Truth and Reasonable Publication (2:36) – Nani Jansen