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Call for Applications: East Africa Freedom of Expression Litigation Surgery

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4 Apr 2016

8 - 11 August 2016, Kampala, Uganda

MLDI is calling for applications from lawyers based in Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda and Burundi to participate in a forthcoming litigation surgery on the right to freedom of expression. Closing date for applications: 16 May 2016

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Journalist Khadija Ismayilova released from prison in Azerbaijan

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26 May 2016

On 25 May 2016, award-winning Azerbaijani journalist Khadija Ismayilova was released from prison in Azerbaijan.

Through her courageous reporting, Khadija exposed evidence of corruption by the President of Azerbaijan, later confirmed in the Panama Papers. Following an unfair trial she was sentenced to 7.5 years in prison on sham charges and had been in prison for almost a year and half before her release was announced yesterday.

Khadija has been ...

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MLDI looking for new Legal Director

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9 May 2016

The Media Legal Defence Initiative is looking for an experienced lawyer with excellent litigation skills and a good understanding of the international law of freedom of expression to fill the position of Legal Director.

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The Gambia: imperilled free press seek urgent help from ECOWAS Court

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19 Apr 2016

The ECOWAS court will hold a hearing in Cote d’Ivoire on Tuesday in the case of Federation of African Journalists (FAJ) and others v. The Gambia.

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MLDI asks ECtHR to strengthen protection for intermediaries

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7 Apr 2016

MLDI and eight interveners have urged the European Court of Human Rights to strengthen its protection of intermediaries in Google case.

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New filing in Khadija Ismayilova v. Azerbaijan

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15 Mar 2016

On 14 March 2016, international legal counsel for Khadija Ismayilova, Amal Clooney and Nani Jansen , submitted their observations on the admissibility and merits of Ismayilova v. Azerbaijan to the European Court of Human Rights.

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European Court clarifies intermediary liability standard

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25 Feb 2016

On 2 February 2016, the European Court of Human Rights handed down its judgment on intermediary liability in MTE and Index.hu Zrt v. Hungary.

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Court urged to protect rights of journalists covering protests

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25 Feb 2016

MLDI, ARTICLE 19, and the Mass Media Defence Centre have submitted a joint intervention to the European Court of Human Rights in the case of Butkevich v. Russia

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A victory for truth in Armenia

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22 Jan 2016

Journalist and human rights activist Zhanna Alexanyan has been vindicated in Yerevan, Armenia, with an appeals court rejecting a complaint accusing her and her organisation, Journalists for Human Rights , of publishing false news.

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Amal Clooney, MLDI to represent Khadija

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20 Jan 2016

Amal Clooney , a barrister specialising in international law and human rights law, has joined MLDI's Legal Director, Nani Jansen , on the legal team representing Azeri journalist, Khadija Ismayilova.

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