MLDI Launches Fundraising Bid for Ethiopian Journalists

Posted on: 15 Dec 2014

The Media Legal Defence Initiative has launched a fundraising campaign to support its bid to free Ethiopian journalists, Eskinder Nega and Reeyot Alemu.

MLDI has brought a legal challenge to the African Commission and Court of Human Rights, the main human rights tribunals at the African Union, asking them to declare that Reeyot and Eskinder’s conviction under Ethiopia’s anti-terrorist laws breaches their human rights and to stop the abuse of anti-terror laws to silence journalists.

While the legal team all give their time and expertise for free, there will be significant costs in attending hearings, translating numerous legal documents and other court-related expenses. MLDI is asking for donations to help cover these costs.

This fundraising campaign is one of the launch projects of Indie Voices, a new crowdfunding platform for independent media, which MLDI is proud to be part of.

To make a contribution or for more information, please click here.