Media Legal Defence Initiative provides legal help for journalists, bloggers and independent media across the world
Catherine Anite: being a media lawyer in Uganda
12 Aug 2014
Catherine Anite is Head of Legal at our Ugandan partner, the Human Rights Network for Journalists, where she provides legal advice and representation to journalists under threat. She told us about her ambitions and the challenges she faces in her work.
Explaining the Issues: False News
18 Jul 2014
We have previously looked at how criminal libel and national security laws are increasingly being used by authoritarian rulers to silence journalists. The third, and lesser known, law that is also used in this way in many countries is the criminalisation of publishing "false news".