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“Freedom of Expression, Media Law and Defamation” is a comprehensive reference and training manual for lawyers and journalists on European legal standards related to freedom of expression and the protection of reputation.

Jointly published by IPI and the Media Legal Defence Initiative, the 55-page manual summarises key principles of European jurisprudence on defamation and is intended to provide support to lawyers representing media practitioners who have been sued or charged with libel, while also helping journalists to understand their rights under international and European human rights mechanisms.

The manual is accompanied by a set of training materials that allow for qualified trainers to prepare and carry out workshops on defamation law and freedom of expression in European countries. In addition to transmitting essential knowledge, the workshops provide an opportunity for participants to actively practice working through litigation strategies using case studies and moot court scenarios.

A condensed version of the training is also available online as a video e-learning series.