ONLINE ATTACKS AGAINST JOURNALISTS: KNOW YOUR RIGHTS GUIDE
This practical guide provides journalists with concrete legal tools to deal
with online harassment: to identify punishable offences, seek help from appropriate organisations,
gather evidence efficiently, and take the correct steps should they decide to file a complaint
against the perpetrators. Where applicable, it also presents examples of litigation initiated by
journalists who were victims of online harassment.
It covers the legal rights of journalists in Australia, Brazil, Finland,
France, Germany, India, Ireland, Japan, Kenya, the Netherlands, Sweden, the United Kingdom (England
and Wales) and the United States.
The Guide was commissioned by
and facilitated by the
Thomson Reuters Foundation. The following law firms provided pro bono legal research:
KLA - Koury Lopes Advogados,
Simmons & Simmons LLP,
Latham & Watkins LLP,
Nishith Desai Associates.