Global Freedom of Expression

Richard N. Winfield

Richard N. Winfield regularly teaches comparative mass media law at Columbia Law School, and mass media and Internet law at Fordham Law School. He leads media law reform programs of the International Senior Lawyers Project, a non-governmental organization he co-founded in 2000. He has spoken and consulted on media law reform projects in over 20 countries, including Russia, China and Japan. His amici curiae briefs in press freedom appeals have been submitted to the European Court of Human Rights and the Inter-American Court of Human Rights. For over three decades he served as general counsel of the Associated Press while a partner at Rogers & Wells, which later became Clifford Chance US LLP. There he defended AP and other media clients in many hundreds of press freedom cases in the United States and abroad. Mr. Winfield conceived, compiled, contributed to and edited the anthology, Exporting the Matrix: The Campaign to Reform Media Laws Abroad. Carolina Academic Press published his book in 2012. His articles have appeared in leading law journals. Mr. Winfield served as chairman of the World Press Freedom Committee and the Fund for Peace, and served as a trustee of Freedom House.