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.
As the retrial in Egypt of Al Jazeera English journalist and former bureau chief Mohamed Fahmy is set to restart on March 8, the Media Legal Defence Initiative has pledged its financial support to his legal defence.
Zambia’s newly appointed information and broadcasting minister, Chishimba Kambwili, yesterday vowed to do everything in his power to shut down the Zambian Watchdog, a news website that reports on Zambian news and current affairs.
Years after French, German and English media revealed that Monaco’s reigning monarch, Prince Albert II, had an illegitimate child, the Media Legal Defence Initiative has intervened in the subsequent legal case that has reached the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights.
At the end of January, the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights is expected to hand down its decision on a complaint made by two Rwandan journalists who were imprisoned for insulting President Kagame and allegedly undermining national security.
On 9 February, the East African Court of Justice will start hearing a case challenging the legality of Burundi's Press Law.
The Media Legal Defence Initiative is deeply saddened by today’s deadly attack on the offices of French satirical magazine, Charlie Hebdo, and calls on the authorities to bring those responsible to justice.
The Media Legal Defence Initiative has filed a petition with the United Nations Working Group on Arbitrary Detention urging the release of prominent Chinese human rights lawyer, Pu Zhiqiang.
Sergey Reznik, a popular journalist and blogger from Rostov, Russia, is back in court again facing criminal charges of “falsely accusing a person of a grave crime” and of insulting a public official.
The Media Legal Defence Initiative is looking for a Case and Project Support Officer to strengthen its team. This is an exciting opportunity to join a growing and dynamic organisation that is recognised as a leader in the legal defence of journalists worldwide.