Legal aid to local media under pressure

Within Civil Rights Defenders cooperation with Local Press Association we work to raise the level of professionalism among journalists and media in Serbia. The local media has experienced much pressure during a challenging period, with a media landscape that is characterized by unfinished legal reforms, chaotic market conditions and weak professional ethics.

We provide legal protection to independent media and promote ethical and professional standards in journalism. We also educate journalists, defend local media in judicial proceedings and lobby for the interest of local papers.

Legal representation in defamation trials and the counselling that we offer is very important since officials in Serbia are still keen on exerting pressure over media.

In order to increase the understanding of freedom of expression and its limitations, we are organising a conferences about the specific problems of local media for judges of higher courts, editors and lawyers.

Categories: News.
Tags: Local Press Association and Media Ethics.
Regions: Serbia.