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Victoria-Jane Otavski

Victoria-Jane Otavski has established herself as a leading Australian lawyer in media, defamation, and commercial law, with a strong emphasis on championing the rights of individuals & corporations navigating the complex landscape of law and the nuanced interplay between the law, media, and society.

Recognising the pivotal role that journalists play in upholding democratic values and fostering informed societies, Victoria-Jane has extended her influence beyond the courtroom. Her passion for justice and belief in the power of a free press have led her to collaborate with the Alliance for Journalists’ Freedom (AJF). In her role with the AJF, she aims to use her deep understanding of defamation law, coupled with advocacy for the rights of journalists, to assist in the organisation’s mission and the critical issues surrounding press freedom in an era of evolving media dynamics.

“In the ever-evolving landscape of journalism, it’s not merely about defending reputations but about upholding the very pillars of democracy and freedom. With the AJF, our collective mission is clear: to ensure every journalist can report with integrity, free from fear and intimidation.”