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Sunday, November 19 • 09:00 - 10:15
Media Law Clinic: Defend Yourself from Legal Threats

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Are you facing a legal threat? Are you confident your work is legally sound before you publish or broadcast? Threatened by national security or privacy laws? 

This informal "clinic" is your chance to get one-on-one advice from some of the top experts on international media law. We're truly fortunate to have our own "Dream Team" of media attorneys available for advice. We've got Northwestern University's Doreen Weisenhaus, the Media Legal Defence Initative's Ayse Bingol, Zimbabwe's Beatrice Mtetwa. and South Africa's Dario Milo. 


Speakers
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Ayse Bingol

Legal Officer, Media Legal Defence Initiative
Ayse Bingol Demir is a lawyer specialized in international human rights law and domestic law and procedures in Turkey. She is a graduate of Istanbul University Law Faculty and Queen Mary University of London where she obtained a Master of Laws in Human Rights Law. Ayse practiced... Read More →
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Lucy Freeman

CEO, Media Legal Defence Initiative
Lucy Freeman is MLDI's Chief Executive Officer. She joined MLDI from Amnesty International, where she worked for 8 years as Director of Gender, Sexuality and Identity, Director of Growth, Deputy Director in the Africa Programme and Researcher on Nigeria. During this time she led... Read More →
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Dario Milo

Partner, Webber Wentzel
Dario Milo is a partner in the Dispute Resolution Practice at Webber Wentzel. He leads a team that focuses on corporate and tax dispute resolution, auditing and accounting regulatory work, and media and information law. | | Dario is also a qualified solicitor of the High Court of England and... Read More →
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Beatrice Mtetwa

Human Rights, Lawyer
Beatrice Mtetwa is a Zimbabwean lawyer who has been internationally recognized for her defense of journalists and press freedom. She has litigated on human rights issues since 1990 with an emphasis on Freedom of Expression and Freedom of the Media. As a result of her work she has been harassed by State agents through arrests, prosecution and physical assaults. She graduated with an LLB degree from the University of Botswana and Swaziland in... Read More →
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Doreen Weisenhaus

Media Law and Policy Initiative, and Senior Lecturer, Northwestern University
In September 2017, Doreen Weisenhaus joined Northwestern's Medill School of Journalism, Media, Integrated Marketing Communications and the Pritzker School of Law to launch the Media Law and Policy Initiative and to teach. Prior to joining Northwestern, she taught media law and ethics at the Journalism and Media Studies Centre, the University of Hong Kong (2000-2017), where she remains an Honorary Associate Professor and Director of the Media Law Project. Before HKU, she was city editor of The New York Times; the first legal editor of The New York Times Magazine before becoming its law and politics editor; and editor-in-chief of The National Law Journal, a leading publication for lawyers in the U.S. that won several major journalism awards during her tenure. | She also was a prosecutor in New York City, a television news producer in Chicago and a reporter for the Milwaukee Journal. She is the author of Hong Kong Media Law: A Guide for Journalists and Media Professionals (Hong Kong University Press 2007... Read More →


Sunday November 19, 2017 09:00 - 10:15
Wits Science Stadium - 2nd Floor, Room 202 West Campus, Torrance St, Johannesburg

Attendees (54)