Amal Clooney is U.K.’s media envoy

Amal Clooney has been appointed as U.K’s special envoy on media freedom.U.K. will be holding an international conference in July in the wake of attacks on journalists around the globe. She named India as one of the five countries where journalists were at the risk of political assassination for their work and also noted that such attacks happened even in Europe.

She will head a panel of legal experts who will work to support countries to repeal outdated laws and strengthen the legal mechanism in order to protect journalists. Some proposals include preparing mechanism that could be used internationally to raise the cost of non compliance with international standards particularly around issues such as blasphemy and anti defamation rules.