Blogger and human rights lawyer Le Quoc Quan was released on Saturday after serving a 30-month sentence in a Vietnamese prison after having been convicted on fabricated charges of tax evasion.
On 30 June 2015, the Supreme Court in Swaziland ordered that human rights lawyer, Thulani Maseko, and magazine editor, Bheki Makhubu, be immediately released after having spent 15 months in prison.
The Media Legal Defence Initiative and the International Press Institute have today published a powerful new tool for defending the European media’s right to report on matters of public interest.
Today, the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights handed down judgment in the case of Delfi v.
The Media Legal Defence Initiative joins Article 19, English PEN, Index on Censorship and PEN International in calling on the Malaysian prime minister to drop all charges of sedition against the cartoonist, Zunar. If convicted, Zunar could face up to 43 years imprisonment.
In its first judgment on free speech, the East African Court of Justice today ruled that restrictions on the press imposed through Burundi’s 2013 Press Law violate the right to press freedom and the ri
May 3 is World Press Freedom Day, as proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly.
Khadija Ismayilova, Azerbaijan’s leading investigative journalist, remains in pre-trial detention without a trial date in sight.