Peter Noorlander

Peter Noorlander is a lawyer and human rights activist. He is currently the chief executive officer of the Media Legal Defence Initiative,, which provides legal defence to independent media, journalists and bloggers around the world. He has worked worldwide on campaigns and strategic litigation to promote free speech and human rights, and he regularly advises international organisations such as the Council of Europe and others. Prior to his work at the Media Legal Defence Initiative, which he helped found, Peter worked for Open Society Foundations, ARTICLE 19, and Justice, the British Section of the International Commission of Jurists.