Amal Clooney Convenes First Meeting of Panel of Legal Experts for Media Freedom Campaign

London: Amal Clooney, a barrister at Doughty Street Chambers, addressed attendees at the Global Conference to Defend Media Freedom, hosted jointly by the UK and Canadian governments.

In her remarks, she stated: “The current media crisis involves both the silencing of truth and the amplification of misinformation to levels we have never seen before. I believe that the way the world responds to this crisis will define our generation and determine whether democracy can survive.”

A full copy of her remarks can be viewed here.

This follows Ms. Clooney’s appointment as Special Envoy on Media Freedom in April. She is also the Deputy Chair of a High Level Panel of Legal Experts, which held its first meeting today at the Global Conference to Defend Media Freedom in London.

Please see the press release linked here for more information on the High Level Panel of Legal Experts. Bios of the Legal Experts can also be found here.