Case Studies

node teaser

"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.

node teaser

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.

node teaser

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.

node teaser

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."

node teaser

“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.

node teaser

What happened next: Bheki Makhubu, Swaziland

Date: 
30 Mar 2016

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

node teaser

“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.

node teaser

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.

node teaser

“I will do everything in my power to bring back freedom of expression to my country”

Date: 
5 Jan 2016

Through our partnership with the Media Development Centre, over the last year we’ve helped leading media lawyer Filip Medarski defend 40 defamation cases in Macedonia. 

node teaser

"If they're going to try to shut us down, we have to fight back"

Date: 
26 Dec 2015

Latvian journalists Inga Springe and Nellija Locmele are fighting hard to keep media freedom alive in their country. Despite recent successes in court, legal threats remain and MLDI’s support is vital to these media outlets.

Pages