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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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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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