Fact-checkers around the world are under threat. We help fact-checkers with legal defence, so they can keep doing their important work.
The Fact-checkers Legal Support Initiative (FLSI) connects fact-checkers with pro bono lawyers, helps to pay legal fees, and produces guides on legal and non-legal issues fact-checkers need to know.
The expertise of three leading media law and journalism organizations
Nowadays, Thanos Sitistas is always looking over his shoulder. He serves as senior editor in a tight-knit team of fact-checkers at Ellinika Hoaxes, a fact-checking media outlet in Greece that aims to combat disinformation through debunking fake news on a variety of...
RCFP, Fact-checkers Legal Support Initiative launch guides for the U.S., Brazil, Italy and the Philippines Given the spread of misinformation around the world, the role fact-checkers play in ensuring information is accurate and reliable has become increasingly...
Fact-checkers around the world are under threat. However, from today, fact-checkers will be able to access legal support and resources through the Fact-checkers Legal Support Initiative (FLSI). The project is being launched today by three leading media law and journalism organizations: the Media Legal Defence Initiative, the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press and the International Fact-Checking Network.