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New Web site to defend freedom of expression

Publish date: 23 January 2009
Issue Number: 2239
Diary: Legalbrief Today
Category: Media

The International Bar Association's (IBA) Media Law Committee, together with the IBA's Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI), this week launched a new Web site targeted at legal professionals and organisations across the globe that work to defend freedom of expression.

The goal of the Media Law and Freedom of Expression Web site is to create a global community of media lawyers for mutual support and discussion. The site will act as a point of information sharing, capacity building and networking for those involved in media work. In particular, it will provide details of, and links to, local and global organisations working in the sector. Joining the site is free, and members have access to a wide range of linked sites and resources, including country summaries of national and international guarantees for freedom of expression, media law cases of particular interest and the latest global media law and freedom of expression news. Individuals and organisations are also encouraged to contribute their own resources, and to promote upcoming events and news items. Media Law site