Galina Arapova

Director, senior media lawyer, Mass Media Defence Centre (Russia)

Galina Arapova is director and senior media lawyer of the NGO Mass Media Defence Centre (Russia). She is a trustee of the human rights organization ARTICLE 19; Russian national expert on admissibility of the Council of Europe’s HELP program (Human Rights Education for Legal Professionals); and a member of the International Media Lawyers Association. She undertook post graduate studies at the Institute of the World Economy and International Relations (Russian Academy of Sciences). She graduated from the European Law Institute (Birmingham, UK) in human rights law where she completed a practice program conducted with the Council of Europe. She is a Member of the UNECSO chair on Copyright and Other Intellectual Property Rights at the Institute of International Law and Economics (Moscow). Galina is the author of many publications on Russian media law and international standards in the field of freedom of expression, freedom of information, defamation, and Internet regulation. She is a practicing media lawyer, and has taken a number of cases to the European Court of Human Rights. She has wide experience as a lecturer and trainer on legal issues related to defamation, freedom of expression, freedom of information, and Article 10 of ECHR case law.

Galina is speaking at

Safety & Security
September 26, 2019
2:30 pm - 3:45 pm
Room 2.104, HafenCity Universität (HCU)

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Investigative journalists face an array of legal threats just for doing their jobs. Onerous criminal libel statutes, insult laws, dubious charges of violating privacy and national security, and secrecy laws are just a few of the ways that individuals, companies, and governments try to shut down our work.

We're pleased to present this panel of top media legal experts from the US, Colombia, Russia and the UK. They’ll offer wise advice on current trends, how to stay out of court, and what to do when you're sued. 

Safety & Security
September 27, 2019
4:15 pm - 5:30 pm
Room 2.107, HafenCity Universität (HCU)

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Are you facing a legal threat? Are you confident your work is legally sound before you publish or broadcast? Threatened by national security or privacy laws? This informal "clinic" is your chance to get one-on-one advice from top experts on media law. We're fortunate to have some of the best in the business volunteer their time for this legal clinic. Come by and have an informal, off-the-record chat -- they're here to help.

Safety & Security
September 28, 2019
1:15 pm - 2:30 pm
Room 2.102, HafenCity Universität (HCU)

Speakers

Description

Are you facing a legal threat? Are you confident your work is legally sound before you publish or broadcast? Threatened by national security or privacy laws? This informal "clinic" is your chance to get one-on-one advice from top experts on media law. We're fortunate to have some of the best in the business volunteer their time for this legal clinic. Come by and have an informal, off-the-record chat -- they're here to help.

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