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14 Aug 2018

Pictures tell a thousand words and we need your help to draw them. Our illustration competition is an artistic challenge: can you create visual representations of some of the most important legal and human rights issues affecting independent journalists around the world? Winners will be featured online and in print as part of our 10 year celebrations – you will be helping us to communicate our work and helping us to reach more journalists and supporters. 

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3 Aug 2018

A Kuala Lumpur court has dropped sedition charges against Malaysian cartoonist Zunar. The outspoken satirist was facing nine charges of sedition over nine tweets posted on social media network Twitter. Zunar pled not guilty, and faced up to 43 years in prison if convicted. Zunar was represented by Mr N Surendran and Ms Latheefa Koya of NGO Lawyers for Liberty, with support from Media Legal Defence Initiative.

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25 Jul 2018

We are seeking to partner with NGOs, law centres and/or independent media outlets in East, West, and Southern Africa to advance digital rights and freedom of expression online.  A limited number of one-off grants are available for short-term, pilot projects that contribute to better local level access to legal assistance and support to online independent media. The deadline to submit a concept note is Thursday, 9 August 2018 at 23h59 (GMT+1).    

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