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Journalist wins landmark case on Montenegrin authorities’ failure to investigate attacks

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2 Nov 2017

In a case supported by the Media Legal Defence Initiative and Human Rights Action, the investigative journalist Tufik Softić has been awarded €7,000 for the harm caused by the Montenegrin authorities’ failure to effectively investigate two violent attacks aimed at silencing him.

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“An appalling violation of the right to freedom of speech”

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31 Oct 2017

A pioneering case in Cameroon, supported by Media Legal Defence Initiative, hopes to set a legal precedent for a very modern kind of human rights violation.

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Free expression organisations intervene on cases of detained Turkish journalists before the European Court of Human Rights

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27 Oct 2017

MLDI has joined freedom of expression organisations in submitting third-party interventions in ten cases against jailed Turkish journalists to which the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) has given priority status. The interventions offer detailed legal analyses of the principles at stake in the cases of the detained journalists.

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MLDI supports more new cases in 2017 than ever before

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18 Oct 2017

As of mid-September 2017, MLDI has supported 69 news case in 2017 – this is more than any other year in MLDI’s history and we’ve still got over 3 months to go.

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The European Court considers MLDI's joint intervention in important decision on intermediary liability

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12 Oct 2017

The European Court of Human Rights has dismissed politician's claim that his right to reputation had been violated because he was refused permission to sue Google Inc. for allegedly defamatory remarks on the Blogger.com platform. Media Legal Defence Initiative (MLDI) co-ordinated a coalition of eight interveners in the case.

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MLDI files intervention at European Court seeking to protect anonymity of users online

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10 Oct 2017

MLDI has filed a third-party intervention before the European Court of Human Rights in a case that will examine the circumstances under which an internet service provider can be compelled to disclose the identities of anonymous users.

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Restrictions on parliamentary reporting violates free expression: MLDI files intervention at European Court

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5 Sep 2017

MLDI has filed a third-party intervention before the European Court of Human Rights in Mándli v. Hungary , highlighting the considerable threat to media freedom posed by restrictions on the right of journalists to access and report from parliamentary premises.

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Call for Consultants: Researcher to draft legal training manual

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17 Aug 2017

The Media Legal Defence Initiative is organising a four-day litigation and advocacy workshop in The Gambia in November 2017, and is seeking a researcher to assist in drafting a training manual that will be used in the delivery of this training.

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MLDI CEO named OSF New Executives Fund Recipient

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16 Aug 2017

The Chief Executive of the Media Legal Defence Initiative, Lucy Freeman, was today named as one of twelve international charity leaders to be awarded a major grant from the Open Society Foundations. Lucy received the award from OSF’s New Executives Fund, which gives grants to new leaders at non-profit organizations around the world to help implement their vision of change.

The two-year grant can be used to invest in the organisation’s development or the recipient’s own leadership. MLDI defends media freedom around the world by providing legal assistance to journalists and media...

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Evaluation Consultant: Invitation to Tender

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9 Aug 2017

MLDI is seeking an evaluation consultant to carry out an independent interim strategy evaluation.

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