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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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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, Nani Jansen 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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Miranda judgment: UK terror laws violate free speech

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19 Jan 2016

In a landmark judgment, the Court of Appeal ruled today that Schedule 7 of the Terrorism Act 2000 is incompatible with the right to press freedom guaranteed by Article 10 of the European Convention on Human Rights. David Miranda was detained and his journalistic material seized under Schedule 7 in 2013.

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International Partnership Mission Releases Recommendations for Indonesia

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21 Dec 2015

21 December 2015 — The 2015 International Partnership Mission to Indonesia ( IPMI ) has released its Observations and Recommendations , including a detailed list of suggested measures to protect freedom of expression in that country.

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