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Coalition Against Online Violence

Media Defence has joined forces with the Coalition Against Online Violence to combat online violence against journalists. The Coalition offers support, bolsters journalists’ digital security and empowers media to keep their employees safe.

Featured Cases

Gulnara Mehdiyeva: Championing LGBTI and Women’s Rights in Azerbaijan

Media Defence has filed an application to the European Court on behalf of Gulnara Mehdiyeva. To read the blog summarising the case, click here. The Azeri campaign against journalists The context in which Gulnara Mehdiyeva works is a difficult one. Azerbaijan is one of the most restrictive environments for freedom of expression in the world.…

Media Defence Files Application to the European Court on behalf of LGBTI/Women’s Rights Activist, Gulnara Mehdiyeva, Subject to Serious Cyberattack

Summary Media Defence has filed an application to the European Court of Human Rights on behalf of Gulnara Mehdiyeva, an activist and journalist reporting on LGBTI and women’s rights issues in Azerbaijan. Ms Mehdiyeva was subject to a serious cyberattack, in which a hacker gained access to her email and social media accounts, after she…

World Press Freedom Day 2021: Media Defence Reflects on Current Trends Threatening Media Freedom

The last 12 months have brought into sharp focus the extent to which media freedom is under threat. At Media Defence we see these challenges on a daily basis. In the last year, we have seen them accelerate due to the pandemic, with unscrupulous regimes introducing oppressive legal measures under the guise of tackling disinformation,…