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.
A Dutch freelance journalist, who has been reporting from Turkey for over seven years, has been acquitted of trumped-up terrorism charges in a trial that has been described as “absurd”.
The Latvian courts have upheld a journalistic website’s right to report on stories of widespread money laundering. The Baltic Centre for Investigative Journalism, otherwise known as Re:Baltica, is a celebrated non-profit organisation of journalists in Latvia that produces pieces of investigative journalism for free.
Section 66a of India’s controversial Information Technology Act has been held unconstitutional by the Supreme Court in a milestone judgment for freedom of expression in India today.
Only days after being awarded the Index on Censorship Prize for Journalism, Angolan journalist, Rafael Marques de Morais, is set to go on trial on criminal charges of defamation.
The Media Legal Defence Initiative is pleased to announce a call 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.