Case Studies

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A chance to set a Europe-wide precedent on hyperlinking

Date: 
27 Jun 2016

A joint team from MLDI and the Hungarian Civil Liberties Union are taking a case to the European Court of Human Rights, whose ruling would set a new precedent on defamation by hyperlinking.

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MLDI Leads the East African Court of Justice’s First Ever Freedom of Expression Case

Date: 
26 Nov 2015

“This was a victory for the Burundi Union of Journalists and for all the press in Burundi. The decision was also very important for the whole region"

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Landmark Victory Paving the Way for Press Freedom

Date: 
5 Nov 2015

"This decision will have positive implications for all my fellow journalists. It is a victory for the entire profession."

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Milestone Judgment for Internet Freedom in India

Date: 
5 Nov 2015

“It has allowed ordinary netizens to speak freely without the fear of impending arrest and emboldened them to challenge the culture of censorship.”

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In Rwanda, we helped free two journalists from jail

Date: 
2 Nov 2014

"I’m very happy to have left prison and I’m going to pursue my journalism career. I’m not afraid."

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Burundi’s Repressive Press Laws Challenged

Date: 
7 Jul 2014

One year after the Burundian parliament adopted a repressive press law that has seen journalists threatened with heavy fines and some of their sources imprisoned, the country's journalists' union and MLDI are hopeful that their day in court to challenge the law is near.