News: Oct 2017

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“An appalling violation of the right to freedom of speech”

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31 Oct 2017

A pioneering case in Cameroon, supported by Media Legal Defence Initiative, hopes to set a legal precedent for a very modern kind of human rights violation.

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Free expression organisations intervene on cases of detained Turkish journalists before the European Court of Human Rights

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27 Oct 2017

MLDI has joined freedom of expression organisations in submitting third-party interventions in ten cases against jailed Turkish journalists to which the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) has given priority status. The interventions offer detailed legal analyses of the principles at stake in the cases of the detained journalists.

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MLDI supports more new cases in 2017 than ever before

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18 Oct 2017

As of mid-September 2017, MLDI has supported 69 news case in 2017 – this is more than any other year in MLDI’s history and we’ve still got over 3 months to go.

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The European Court considers MLDI's joint intervention in important decision on intermediary liability

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12 Oct 2017

The European Court of Human Rights has dismissed politician's claim that his right to reputation had been violated because he was refused permission to sue Google Inc. for allegedly defamatory remarks on the Blogger.com platform. Media Legal Defence Initiative (MLDI) co-ordinated a coalition of eight interveners in the case.

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MLDI files intervention at European Court seeking to protect anonymity of users online

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10 Oct 2017

MLDI has filed a third-party intervention before the European Court of Human Rights in a case that will examine the circumstances under which an internet service provider can be compelled to disclose the identities of anonymous users.