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Media Defence Supports Legal Defence of Cameroonian Journalist in Multiple Lawsuits Filed by International Timber Company

Media Defence is supporting Nestor Nga Etoga, an investigative journalist in Cameroon. An international timber company has filed multiple lawsuits filed against Mr Nga Etoga, after he published what he alleged was evidence of its various unlawful practices. Mr Nga Etoga, a freelance reporter, published his findings on an online news website in 2016. In…

Media Defence Files Intervention at Warsaw Court in Defamation Case Brought by Municipality

Media Defence has filed an intervention before the Third Division of the Warsaw District Court. The case has been brought by the Podkowa Lesna municipality against an environmental organisation called the Association of Cultural and Landscape Heritage, known as “Dendropolis”. The case concerns a civil defamation lawsuit brought by the municipality. It is in response…

Petition Filed at the UNWGAD on Behalf of Jailed Journalist and Activist Lê Đình Lượng

Media Legal Defence Initiative (MLDI, now Media Defence) has filed a Petition with the United Nations Working Group on Arbitrary Detention (UNWGAD) calling for the immediate release of Lê Đình Lượng, recently convicted and sentenced to 20 years imprisonment in Viet Nam. Mr Lượng, 52, is a citizen journalist and an environmental and political activist.…

Media Defence Intervenes Before European Court in Important Environmental Journalism Case

Media Defence and ARTICLE 19 have filed an intervention before the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) in the case of Bryan and others v. Russia. This case concerns the events that followed the boarding of the ‘Arctic Sunrise,’ the Greenpeace vessel that was seized by the Russian authorities in September 2013, and the detention of the crew on…