LATEST NEWS: OVER HALF WAY TO RAISING £82 000!
As you may know, ITN is suing LM magazine for libel, over a story about ITN's award-winning pictures of a Bosnian camp published in the February 1997 issue. Finally, after three years, we now know that the case is due to come to court on 28 February. We need your support to fight it.
For the past three years, ITN's libel writs have been hanging over the magazine. The case has already cost us tens of thousands of pounds in legal fees and expenses - money that should have been spent on expanding and improving LM. Now, if we lose in court, we are faced with the threat of bankruptcy. The case has broader implications for press freedom in this country.
The magazine only survives thanks to the regular support of our subscribers and Friends of LM, for which we are very grateful. But in these extraordinary circumstances, we are asking for your support again. LM is a small magazine up against a multimillion-pound media corporation. To fight this case, and defend press freedom, we desperately need your help. We issued an appeal for £82, 000 in November last year and have already reached over half way: we need to raise another £32,000 to defend ourselves in court.
Make a donation today - please give as much as you can afford for free speech. Make cheques payable to 'Off the Fence Fund' and send to:
Off the Fence Fund,
c/o LM magazine,
49-51 Farringdon Road,
London EC1M 3JP.
Look online at the appeal