Media Defence is an international human rights organisation which provides legal defence to journalists, citizen journalists and independent media around the world who are under threat for their reporting.

Types of assistance offered by the organisation:

Legal assistance

Target group: journalists, photojournalists, artists

Operates worldwide 

Media Defence supports journalists – including citizen journalists, bloggers, broadcasters, photojournalists, cartoonists or fact-checkers – and news outlets when they are confronted with legal action as a result of their reporting. With funding provided for a legal defence Media Defence can help to find a lawyer and its legal team can also provide technical legal support to your lawyer.