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MLDI intervenes before European Court in 'Arctic Sunrise' case

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19 Apr 2018

We have filed an intervention before the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) in a case concerning the events that followed the boarding of a Greenpeace vessel that was seized by the Russian authorities in September 2013, and the detention of the activists and journalists on board.

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UPDATE: ECOWAS Court delivers landmark decision in one of our strategic cases challenging the laws used to silence and intimidate journalists in the Gambia

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23 Mar 2018

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.

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European Court finds that Turkish journalists’ detention amounted to unjustified interference with right to freedom of expression

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20 Mar 2018

The European Court of Human Rights today handed down judgment in two high profile cases against Turkey relating to the arrest and pre-trial detention of journalists Sahin Alpay and Mehmet Hasan Altan.

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MLDI intervenes in European Court case on media’s right to access and report from defamation proceedings

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9 Mar 2018

MLDI has filed a third-party intervention before the European Court of Human Rights in the case of Gleb Vyacheslavovich Paykachev v. Russia . In this case, the public and the media were excluded from attending defamation proceedings that had been brought by a police officer against a news website.

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Now Hiring: Communications Officer

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9 Mar 2018

We're hiring a Communications Officer - click here to find out more.

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Now Hiring: Legal Officer

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9 Mar 2018

We are looking for a qualified lawyer with a good understanding of the international law of freedom of expression to fill the position of Senior Legal Officer/Legal Officer. This is a permanent position. This is an exciting opportunity to join a dynamic team in a growing organisation.

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Now Hiring: Fundraising Officer

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9 Mar 2018

We are seeking a Fundraising Officer to support with the implementation of our fundraising strategy. Find out more!

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The European Court of Human Rights finds Russia violated Ukrainian journalist’s rights at protest

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14 Feb 2018

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.

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Calling evaluation consultants with experience in training programmes and/or human rights

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12 Feb 2018

Are you an experienced evaluation consultant? We are seeking evaluation consultants for two exciting projects to help us to measure our impact.

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Call for Applications: East Africa Digital Rights & Online Freedom of Expression Litigation Workshop

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2 Feb 2018

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.

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