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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.

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.

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