The SEA Media Legal Defense Program
Southeast Asia Media Defence Litigation Conference
A Legal Defence Programme for Southeast Asia
21-23 May 2007 The University of Hong Kong
Journalism and Media Studies Centre, HKU
Southeast Asian Press Alliance
Program in Comparative Media Law and Policy, Oxford University,
International Bar Association
After more than a year of planning, Conference organizers will welcome more than 70 Asian and international media and human rights lawyers to the Southeast Asia Media Defence Litigation Conference.Over the three days, conference participants will take part in a groundbreaking effort to build and strengthen national and regional capacity for media defence litigation in Asia.
In workshops and networking events, delegates and legal experts will share with each other their immense wealth of experience on the legal threats to press freedoms in six Southeast Asian countries and formulate strategies on harnessing that collective knowledge to win the legal battles ahead.
The Conference marks a milestone in an unprecedented international effort to forge the first-ever network of media defence lawyers in Asia.