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Posted on: 15 Jul 2014

German courts breached German newspaper Bild's right to freedom of expression when they banned further publication of an article about former Federal Chancellor Gerhard Schröder in 2005, the European Court of Human Rights held last week.

Posted on: 18 Jun 2014

Today, Rwandan editor Agnes Uwimana-Nkusi was released after serving four years in Kigali's notorious 1930 prison. This is however not the end of her legal struggle, which continues at the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights.

Posted on: 10 Jun 2014

The Media Legal Defence Initiative has filed a brief with the European Court of Human Rights asking it to respect the principle that online media should not have to monitor the thousands of comments left on their sites by readers every day.

Posted on: 9 Jun 2014

As the UN Human Rights Council opens its 26th session, MLDI and nine other human rights and free speech organisations have called on the UN Special Rapporteurs to take action on the continued detention of Bahraini journalists Hussain Hubail and Qassim Zain Aldeen.

Posted on: 4 Jun 2014

On 28 May, the Rwandan High Court acquitted radio presenter Epaphrodite Habarugira of charges of "minimising the genocide" and spreading "genocide ideology" and queried why the case was brought at all.
 

Posted on: 29 May 2014

The Media Legal Defence Initiative (MLDI) is accepting proposals from organisations and groups to provide legal assistance to independent media, journalists and bloggers in India.  MLDI will consider grants of up to GBP25,000 for a period of one year.

Posted on: 27 May 2014

MLDI has filed an intervention in the case of Marcel Granier and others vs.

Posted on: 14 May 2014

Twenty months after YouTube was blocked by the Pakistani government, the High Court of Lahore held yesterday that YouTube should be unblocked in Pakistan.

Posted on: 3 May 2014
On World Press Freedom Day 2014, MLDI has petitioned the United Nations and African Union to address the arbitrary arrest and detention of nine Ethiopian bloggers, journalists and hum
Posted on: 25 Apr 2014

In April 2014, following thirteen years of on-off proceedings, the High Court of Botswana finally dismissed a libel case brought against journalist Methaetsile Leepile by a senior judge of Botswana’s High Court.

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