On 18 August 2013, David Miranda was detained at Heathrow Airport under UK anti-terror legislation. He was carrying journalistic material relating to the Edward Snowden leaks from Berlin to Rio de Janeiro, on behalf of his partner, the investigative journalist Glenn Greenwald.
Jakarta, November 13, 2015— An international delegation of media and freedom of expression organisations, including MLDI, met with the Indonesian government to discuss the state of media in the country.
Malaysia's Federal Court yesterday confirmed an earlier decision by the Court of Appeal to lift the ban on two cartoon compilations by the cartoonist Zunar and ordering the Home Ministry to return all copies that had been seized.
Today, the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights delivered its judgment in a key case balancing the law on privacy and freedom of expression.
The past twelve months have seen strong results for the journalists we defended but also a decline in respect for freedoms overall. MLDI's work this year, more than ever, has proven to be crucial in securing journalists' ability to report freely worldwide.
The Azerbaijan Government has officially promised to pay compensation for the human rights violations sustained by reporter Agil Khalil.
Charges of terrorism were dropped today against four of the remaining 'Zone9' bloggers in Ethiopia who had been charged with promoting terrorism through their reporting.
MLDI and Ossigeno per l’Informazione have established the “Sportello Legale di Ossigeno”, a fund to provide free legal support to Italian journalists and bloggers. For more information and how to apply for support see: http://bit.ly/1KPcfnQ.
MLDI welcomes the release, today, of Al Jazeera Journalists Mohamed Fahmy and Baher Mohamed. They were pardoned by President Sisi after they had been sentenced to three years imprisonment earlier this year for allegedly collaborating with the Muslim brotherhood.
The Media Legal Defence Initiative has coordinated a coalition of organisations and submitted filed written comments with the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights, urging the Court to clarify its position on the right of access to information under the European Convention.