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20 Mar 2019

Applications are now open for English-speaking lawyers based in countries that are members of the Economic Community of West Africa States (ECOWAS) and the Republic of Cameroon to take part in a practical litigation workshop on the right to freedom of expression, digital rights and the internet. Successful applicants will be funded to attend the litigation surgery training in Accra, Ghana, and become active members of a digital rights legal network.

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11 Mar 2019

Media Legal Defence Initiative has published a new report, Mapping digital rights and freedom of expression in East, West and Southern Africa. This in-depth study analyses each region and each country, and is ideal for anyone who wants a deeper understanding of digital restrictions in sub-Saharan Africa. The report is free to download and distribute under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial Licence.

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11 Feb 2019

A Rome court has acquitted freelance investigative journalist Raffaella Cosentino of aggravated libel. The charges were brought against her for an article she wrote about corruption and exploitation in asylum centres in Italy. Her case was supported by MLDI. Ms Cosentino is a journalist whose reporting covers human rights issues with a particular focus on migrants and asylum seekers. At the time she was working freelance; writing for the Italian online newspaper, Espresso, as well as other outlets including the BBC.

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