Media Legal Defence Initiative provides legal help for journalists, bloggers and independent media across the world
" I’m very proud that I helped establish an investigative journalism centre in Latvia but we could have a lot more good quality stories if there weren’t these political influences in the media"
"I knew that if I became a lawyer in addition to my love for journalism, I would be able to accentuate the plight of humanity through telling the story and also defend victims of human rights violations."
We have previously looked at how criminal libel and national security laws are increasingly being used to silence journalists. The third, and lesser known, law that is also used in this way is the criminalisation of publishing "false news".
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