Posted on: 20 Jul 2015



Posted on: 10 Jul 2015

On 9 July, Ethiopian journalist Reeyot Alemu was released from prison, a year ahead of her scheduled release date. She had been imprisoned since 2011, serving a sentence under Ethiopia's infamous anti-terror laws.

Posted on: 1 Jul 2015

Blogger and human rights lawyer Le Quoc Quan was released on Saturday after serving a 30-month sentence in a Vietnamese prison after having been convicted on fabricated charges of tax evasion.

Posted on: 1 Jul 2015

On 30 June 2015, the Supreme Court in Swaziland ordered that human rights lawyer, Thulani Maseko, and magazine editor, Bheki Makhubu, be immediately released after having spent 15 months in prison.

Posted on: 24 Jun 2015

The Media Legal Defence Initiative and the International Press Institute have today published a powerful new tool for defending the European media’s right to report on matters of public interest.

Posted on: 16 Jun 2015

Today, the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights handed down judgment in the case of Delfi v.

Posted on: 15 Jun 2015

The Media Legal Defence Initiative has intervened, alongside Article 19 and the Campaign for Freedom of Information, in a key case concerning the right of access to information before the European Court of Human Rights.

Posted on: 2 Jun 2015

The Media Legal Defence Initiative joins Article 19, English PEN, Index on Censorship and PEN International in calling on the Malaysian prime minister to drop all charges of sedition against the cartoonist, Zunar. If convicted, Zunar could face up to 43 years imprisonment.

Posted on: 15 May 2015

In its first judgment on free speech, the East African Court of Justice today ruled that restrictions on the press imposed through Burundi’s 2013 Press Law violate the right to press freedom and the ri

Posted on: 1 May 2015

May 3 is World Press Freedom Day, as proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly.