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10 Jan 2019

The European Court of Human Rights delivered its judgment in the case of award-winning Azerbaijani journalist Khadija Ismayilova. Ms Ismayilova, an independent investigative journalist known internationally for her pro-democracy stance, was the target of a systematic smear campaign comprising threats, intimidations and gross violations of her privacy designed to prevent her from pursuing her journalistic work. 

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9 Jan 2019

Fact-checkers around the world are under threat. From today fact-checkers will now be able to access legal support and resources through the Fact-Checkers Legal Support Initiative (FLSI). The project is being launched by three leading media law and journalism organizations: the Media Legal Defence Initiative (MLDI), the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press (RCFP) and the International Fact-Checking Network (IFCN)

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14 Jan 2019

MLDI and seven other free speech organisations have today filed an amicus brief before the Inter-American Court of Human Rights in the case of Tulio Álvarez v Venezuela. The applicant, Mr. Álvarez, is a Venezuelan constitutional lawyer and university professor who was criminally convicted of “ongoing aggravated defamation” in respect of a column he published in a local newspaper regarding the alleged misappropriation of funds from the National Assembly’s Workers’ and Retirees’ Savings Bank. 

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