News: Sep 2015

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Free Legal Support for Italian Journalists and Bloggers

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30 Sep 2015

MLDI and Ossigeno per l’Informazione have established the “Sportello Legale di Ossigeno”, a fund to provide free legal support to Italian journalists and bloggers. For more information and how to apply for support see: http://bit.ly/1KPcfnQ .

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MLDI welcomes release of Fahmy and Mohamed

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23 Sep 2015

MLDI welcomes the release, today, of Al Jazeera Journalists Mohamed Fahmy and Baher Mohamed. They were pardoned by President Sisi after they had been sentenced to three years imprisonment earlier this year for allegedly collaborating with the Muslim brotherhood.

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Charlie Hebdo and Hate Speech: Don’t Prosecute the Messenger

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23 Sep 2015

Nine months after their offices were attacked by Muslim extremists, Charlie Hebdo ’s cartoonists are facing calls for prosecution for allegedly inciting hatred through cartoons of the Syrian toddler, Aylan Kurdi , lying dead on a Turkish tourist beach.

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MLDI intervenes in key A2I case

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22 Sep 2015

The Media Legal Defence Initiative has coordinated a coalition of organisations and submitted filed written comments with the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights, urging the Court to clarify its position on the right of access to information under the European Convention.

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Inter-American court orders RCTV reinstatement

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11 Sep 2015

In a recent ruling , the Inter-American Court of Human Rights ordered Venezuela to reinstate the broadcasting license of Radio Caracas Television (RCTV), setting a strong precedent for freedom of expression in the Americas.

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Phuketwan's journalists acquitted of defaming Thai Navy

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7 Sep 2015

Phuketwan's journalists avoid 7 years of jail after being acquitted of defaming the Thai Navy, a great "victory for media freedom, for Thai justice and for Thailand".

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MLDI looking for new chief executive

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3 Sep 2015

The Board of Trustees of the Media Legal Defence Initiative is seeking a new Chief Executive Officer, to succeed Peter Noorlander who has led the organisation for the last five years to its current strength and success.