Clinical Help

At DPDC, the following pro bono legal clinical help can be availed by individual journalists:

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Direct Legal Representation

We directly represent journalists facing immediate legal action due to their reporting.

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Second opinions

We provide second opinion to journalists with pre-existing legal teams regarding their course of action.

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Research and drafting assistance

We provide assistance with research and drafting to lawyers representing individual journalists on technology-related issues which is our expertise.

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Pre-publication guidance

We review pre-publication material, and guide journalists working on high-risk stories that could lead to litigation.

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Reference and access to our network of lawyers in India

We refer journalists requiring legal representation before courts beyond the NCR to pro bono lawyers in their city or town.

Who can avail of the clinical help offered at Patrakar Clinic?

We adopt an inclusive approach in defining the word “journalist”. The term “journalist” carries a broad functional perspective and includes all media workers and support staff, community media workers, bloggers, cartoonists, and citizen journalists.

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