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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.

Posted on: 15 Apr 2015

Khadija Ismayilova, Azerbaijan’s leading investigative journalist, remains in pre-trial detention without a trial date in sight.

Posted on: 14 Apr 2015

A Dutch freelance journalist, who has been reporting from Turkey for over seven years, has been acquitted of trumped-up terrorism charges in a trial that has been described as “absurd”.

Posted on: 7 Apr 2015

The Latvian courts have upheld a journalistic website’s right to report on stories of widespread money laundering. The Baltic Centre for Investigative Journalism, otherwise known as Re:Baltica, is a celebrated non-profit organisation of journalists in Latvia that produces pieces of investigative journalism for free.

Posted on: 24 Mar 2015

Section 66a of India’s controversial Information Technology Act has been held unconstitutional by the Supreme Court in a milestone judgment for freedom of expression in India today.

Posted on: 20 Mar 2015

Only days after being awarded the Index on Censorship Prize for Journalism, Angolan journalist, Rafael Marques de Morais, is set to go on trial on criminal charges of defamation.

Posted on: 10 Mar 2015

New York’s Columbia University has awarded its inaugural “Global Freedom of Expression Prize” to the Media Legal Defence Initiative.

Posted on: 6 Mar 2015

The Media Legal Defence Initiative is pleased to announce a call for applications from lawyers based in Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda and Burundi to participate in a forthcoming "litigation surgery" on the right to freedom of expression.

Posted on: 24 Feb 2015

In a ground-breaking judgment, the European Court of Human Rights has held that journalists should be able to use hidden cameras to report on issues of public interest.

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