Freedom of Expression

IREX Europe provides assistance and capacity building to media organisations, journalists, media lawyers and civil society organisations (CSOs) focused on media freedom.

Our work in this area includes:

  • Organisational and management capacity building for media lawyers, media organisations and CSOs
  • Legal training for media lawyers and CSOs to increase their ability to defend clients in domestic and international freedom of expression cases. In particular, we have run workshops on European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) procedures in order to encourage cases to be brought to the ECtHR to increase the potential of the court to influence domestic cases.
  • Training for journalists and media organisations in media law.
  • Emergency assistance to media workers, activists and their families during and after persecution to cover medial costs and legal advice.