News: Jun 2015

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Manual on European Defamation Law

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24 Jun 2015

The Media Legal Defence Initiative and the International Press Institute have today published a powerful new tool for defending the European media’s right to report on matters of public interest.

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In fear of cartoons

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8 Jun 2015

The January and February 2015 shootings in Denmark and France in which cartoonists, journalists, a film maker, police officers and a guard at a synagogue were killed over the depiction of the Prophet Mohammed in cartoons has brought renewed focus on questions of free speech, hate speech and the role of cartoons and cartoonists in political debate.

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MLDI intervenes in pivotal privacy case

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2 Jun 2015

Years after French, German and English media revealed that Monaco’s reigning monarch, Prince Albert II, had an illegitimate child, the Media Legal Defence Initiative has intervened in the subsequent legal case that has reached the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights.

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Call for Malaysian authorities to drop charges against cartoonist Zunar

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1 Jun 2015

The Media Legal Defence Initiative joins Article 19, English PEN, Index on Censorship and PEN International in calling on the Malaysian prime minister to drop all charges of sedition against the cartoonist, Zunar. If convicted, Zunar could face up to 43 years imprisonment.