With support from UNESCO’s Global Media Defence Fund, CRNI has recruited a new network of Legal Experts around the world, bolstering our existing roster of Regional Representatives made up of working cartoonists as well as those who study their work.
CRNI is proud to welcome this diverse group of highly skilled lawyers and academics to our wider network and specifically as the minds driving our new service, the Cartoonists’ Legal Advisory Network.
“In recent years the cartoonists who contact our organisation have exhibited one chief anxiety; the threat of criminalisation. CRNI must respond to this and so we have endeavoured to establish a mechanism that will help cartoonists get swift and relevant guidance when it is needed. Of most concern to us are the cartoonists who have never had cause to use a lawyer before and suddenly find themselves taken to a police station or in receipt of a court summons without a clear idea of what will happen next or on whom they can rely. We hope that they come to think of us as their first contact.”Terry Anderson, Executive Director, CRNI
The team includes:
|Louis Gitinywa Akohouedo||Kigali Attorneys Chamber LLP, Rwanda|
|Christian Alsøe||Loeven, Denmark|
|Galina Arapova||Mass Media Defence Centre, Russia|
|Saúl Antonio Baños||independent, El Salvador|
|Dr. Bea Bodrogi||independent, Hungary|
|Jiyoun Choe||Open Net, Republic of Korea|
|Herman Duarte||Simple Legal Consulting, Costa Rica|
|Ochiel J. Dudley||Katiba Institute, Kenya|
|Caoilfhionn Gallagher KC||Doughty Street Chambers, UK|
|Dr Nader Hashemi||Josef Korbel School of International Studies, USA|
|Penny Karageorgi||Cinema for Peace Foundation, Germany/Greece|
|Gosego R. Lekgowe||University of Botswana & Rockfall Lekgowe Law Group, Botswana|
|Prof. Laura E. Little||Temple University School of Law, USA|
|Prof. Andrés Calderón Lopez||Universidad del Pacifico, Peru|
|Iain MacKinnon||Linden & Associates, Canada|
|Dr. Daniel Mekonnen||Eritrean Law Society, Switzerland|
|Michelle Mwiinga||James & Doris Legal Practitioners, Zambia|
|Samuel Kofi Nartey||Lancaster University & Law Plus, Ghana|
|Mojirayo Ogunlana-Nkanga||M.O.N. Legal, Nigeria|
|Aditi Saxena||Human Rights Law Network, India|
We’re grateful to IFEX, Media Matters, and Ms Gallagher at DSC for their assistance in assembling our panel.
Please note that interviews with a number of these Legal Experts are available on our blog.
If you need to report a case to the Cartoonists’ Legal Advisory Network please use the button below.
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