Case Studies

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Case Study: Latin America Fellowship Programme

Date: 
25 Aug 2017

“It’s quite an exceptional and rare experience to be able to get to know the people who fund us in the way that I have.” - Emmanuel Vargas, MLDI's first Latin American Fellow

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Paving the Way Towards Justice for Sudanese Journalists: How One Lawyer Is Taking on the State Utilizing the African Regional Systems

Date: 
2 May 2017

"Our partnership has been very useful in terms of improving my litigation, analytical writing, research skills, et cetera. The surgery gave me the chance to move beyond just having the interest in a case like this and actually acting upon it."

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"I Will Keep Drawing Until the Last Drop of My Ink"

Date: 
5 Oct 2016

Malaysian cartoonist Zunar is challenging the sedition laws that could land him in jail for decades.

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Partner impact: IJC’s work in Moldova

Date: 
29 Jul 2016

MLDI supports the work of 11 partners around the world, helping them to fight 228 cases last year alone. Since 2010, MLDI has funded the Republic of Moldova’s Independent Journalism Center (IJC), which provides free legal advice to media outlets and journalists, and legal representation to around 10 media clients each year.

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A chance to set a Europe-wide precedent on hyperlinking

Date: 
27 Jun 2016

A joint team from MLDI and the Hungarian Civil Liberties Union are taking a case to the European Court of Human Rights, whose ruling would set a new precedent on defamation by hyperlinking.

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What Happened Next: Zheng Xi Choo, Singapore

Date: 
8 Jun 2016

"This case will have wider implications on Commonwealth jurisprudence, as more countries enact cyber-stalking and cyber-harassment legislation."

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“Fighting lawsuits is part and parcel of what we have to do - if you want to protect an ideal, there’s a price you have to pay.”

Date: 
21 Apr 2016

When Lance Polu from www.talamua.com in Samoa faced a defamation claim from a New Zealand lawyer, MLDI helped fund his defence. We talked to Lance to find out more.

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What happened next: Bheki Makhubu, Swaziland

Date: 
30 Mar 2016

“I now find that, having been persecuted, I can write with greater freedom.”

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“Really good journalism is about changing what’s wrong with the world.”

Date: 
9 Mar 2016

In 2015, journalists Alan Morison and Chutima Sidasathian from the small news website Phuketwan faced the powerful Royal Thai Navy in court – and won. We caught up with them six months on.

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What happened next: Reeyot Alemu, Ethiopia

Date: 
24 Feb 2016

“Knowing there are organisations working for justice gave me a great feeling.” - Six months after her release, we caught up with Reeyot to get her thoughts on freedom and the future for journalism in Ethiopia.

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