New coalition formed to provide legal muscle for public interest journalism

The Free Expression Legal Network has been launched to provide pro bono legal support for reporters. Twenty-two law school clinics have signed up along with two dozen law professors who conduct research and write on First Amendment issues. The network will promote collaboration in defending free speech and free press rights to help ensure that the public is informed and the government accountable. (Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press, September 4, 2019, press release)

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