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Alaa Abd El Fattah must be released, says UN group

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7 Jul 2016

UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention asks for release of Egyptian human rights activist and blogger Alaa Abd El Fattah, currently serving five years in prison for his participation in a peaceful demonstration.

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Vietnam bloggers jailed for human rights reporting must be released

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27 Jun 2016

MLDI and students from the University of Edinburgh’s Freedom of Expression Law Clinic , today filed petitions to the UNWGAD on behalf of imprisoned Vietnamese bloggers Nguyễn Hữu Vinh and Ngô Hào.

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African Court landmark ruling on criminal libel: Burkinabe journalist awarded compensation

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6 Jun 2016

on 3 June 2016, Burkinabe journalist Lohé Issa Konaté was awarded $70,000 in compensation for the harm he suffered as a result of his year-long detention for charges of criminal defamation.

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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.

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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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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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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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