The rule of law and media freedom: a symbiotic relationship

14 Sep 2023 1300 - 1400 BST

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A webinar presented by the IBA Rule of Law Forum, supported by the IBA Access to Justice Committee and the IBA Human Rights Law Committee

Media outlets around the world are currently facing a multitude of threats. This webinar, led by the IBA Rule of Law Forum, with support from the IBA Access to Justice Committee and the IBA Human Rights Law Committee, will address these threats and how these are affecting the protection of the rule of law in those states. Using real life examples, the speakers will cover how media freedoms are being eroded in certain states and the effect of this erosion on the protection of individual rights.

This webinar will further address the ways in which lawyers can act to protect journalists as part of their important role in defending the rule of law by uncovering wrongdoing and abuses of power.


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Certificates of attendance for this webinar are only available to IBA members. IBA members who have attended the live broadcast for more than 30 minutes based on verified sign-in and sign-out times will be sent a certificate to the email address provided at the time of registration. Certificates can only be issued to the name provided at the time of registration. If you have any queries relating to your Certificate of Attendance, please email webinars@int-bar.org

Session Chair
Helena Kennedy

Session Chair
International Bar Association, London, England

Confirmed speakers
Michael Polak

Opening Remarks
Church Court Chambers, London, England; Young Lawyers' Committee Liaison Officer, Rule of Law Forum

Abdalle Mumin

Somali Journalist Syndicate, Mogadishu, Somalia

Caoilfhionn Gallagher

Doughty Street Chambers, London, England

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Hina Jilani

Pakistan Supreme Court, LAHORE, Pakistan

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