Media Legal Defence Initiative provides legal help for journalists, bloggers and independent media across the world
In 2014, the Media Policy Institute in Kyrgyzstan provided legal defence in 24 cases and delivered over 300 legal consultations to journalists and media outlets. MPI's statement outlines the new developments for Kyrgyz press freedom in 2015.
MLDI supports award-winning journalist Rafael Marques who faces trial on multiple charges of criminal defamation for his reporting on corruption and torture in Angola.
In Latvia, MLDI supports investigative journalist and whistle-blower Leonids Jakobsons in a criminal trial involving a powerful politician and the right to information. The case will set a precedent.
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