The European Court of Human Rights has found a violation of the right to freedom of expression in Butkevich v Russia , a case involving the arrest, detention and conviction of Maksim Butkevich, a Ukrainian journalist covering a street protest at the 2006 G8 Summit in St Petersburg.
The Court of Justice of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) delivered a landmark judgment in which it found that the rights of four Gambian journalists had been violated by the actions of the Gambian authorities, and through the enforcement of laws criminalising speech.
The Media Legal Defence Initiative (MLDI) is calling for applications from East African lawyers to participate in a litigation workshop on the right to online freedom of expression, digital rights and the Internet.
The European Court of Human Rights has found a violation of the right to freedom of expression in case concerning television programme alleged to have harmed the reputation of a deceased politician. MLDI Intervened in the case.
Ukrainian based NGO, Human Rights Platform (HRP) is one of MLDI’s newest partners. HRP’s Programme Director, Oleksandra Stepanova, tells us more about the organisation, the human rights challenges in Ukraine and how they are tackling them.
In a case supported by the Media Legal Defence Initiative and Human Rights Action, the investigative journalist Tufik Softić has been awarded €7,000 for the harm caused by the Montenegrin authorities’ failure to effectively investigate two violent attacks aimed at silencing him.