Protection of Sources for Journalists

A free press is contingent on the free flow of information from the media to the public. Journalists rely on individuals to obtain facts, and opinions on socially, politically, or economically relevant issues

Sandeep Ravindranath

We need more lawyers like those at the Digital Patrakar Defence Clinic, who demonstrate through their work that passion for doing the right thing is bigger than any money you'll ever earn. A breeze to work with, both Abhinav and Anandita are prompt with their responses and find time in


Donate to help sustain our workA Lookout Circular is a tool to restrict the movement of people who are trying to flee from the hands of Justice. The Hon’ble Apex Court in Satwant Singh Sawhney v. D. Ramarathnam and later in Maneka Gandhi v. Union of India held that



The offence of Sedition in India has taken a controversial shape in the recent past and has increasingly become a cause of concern for journalists. The offence is largely based on the principle that every state must be armed with the power to punish those who challenge the legitimacy of

Rajneil Kamath

I am the founder and publisher of Newschecker. Preempting potential action, we wanted to understand the procedure, consequences and recourse available to us. We reached out to the Digital Patrakar Legal Clinic who very patiently heard our case and helped us understand everything and also answered our questions. It’s

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Hemant Gairola

What is news? Something that someone does not want to be published. Speaking truth to power. But stories that show the high and the mighty in poor light come with the risk of a lawsuit. Thus they become untouchable and stories about their misdeeds, undoable. But Patrakar Clinic helps journalists

Sayantan Datta (Science Journalist, India)

I booked a session with the Digital Patrakar Defence Clinic when I was pursuing a sensitive story and needed to understand certain legal implications around the same. Abhinav Sekhri, the lawyer I spoke to, was kind and patient, and ensured that all my doubts were clarified. I have recommended the