The Defense Handbook for Journalists and Bloggers
The Handbook was conceived by Prisca Orsonneau, coordinator of the Legal Committee of Reporters Without Borders, Advocate and member of the Paris Bar. The project was managed by Prisca, and by Paul Coppin, Head of the Legal Desk of Reporters Without Borders.
The Thomson Reuters Foundation and Reporters Without Borders are grateful to the international law firm Paul Hastings LLP and the 70 lawyers from its various offices who researched and drafted this Handbook on a pro bono basis. Pierre Kirch, a litigation partner in the Paris and Brussels offices, headed the Paul Hastings team. Pierre benefited from advice and assistance – as the project began and then developed over a fifteen-month period – from
the firm’s Global Pro Bono management team in Los Angeles: Jamie Broder and Tollie Besson (Partners) and Bronwen Young.