Media Legal Defence Initiative provides legal help for journalists, bloggers and independent media across the world
“The big guys don’t care about winning – they want to damage the lives of journalists.”
27 Mar 2015
Award-winning journalist Inga Springe is the founder of Re:Baltica - The Baltic Centre for Investigative Journalism, based in Riga, Latvia. We worked with Inga when Re:Baltica was sued for defamation in 2012.
Landmark victory paves way for press freedom
12 Dec 2014
In its first judgment on free speech, the African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights has ruled that imprisonment for defamation violates the right to freedom of expression while criminal defamation laws should only be used in restricted circumstances.