News: Apr 2019

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Vacancy: Development Director

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18 Apr 2019

MLDI is looking for a dynamic individual to join our senior leadership team as Director of Development, leading our newly created Development Cluster. As Development Director, you will have responsibility for fundraising, communications and impact tracking. You will lead and develop your own team to bring a step change in our approach to fundraising and engagement. You will unlock significant unconditional capital and create an engaged community around our work. You will cultivate individual donors, institutional funders and corporate partnerships in the USA and Europe, and you will manage and grow an annual fundraising portfolio of $3 million.

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Important media freedom judgment at the East African Court of Justice

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9 Apr 2019

The East African Court of Justice (EACJ) has handed down an important judgment for freedom of expression in Tanzania, and elsewhere in the region. The legal challenge was brought following the 2016 enactment of the Media Services Act, which placed restrictions on freedom of expression – restricting certain types of news content and introducing the offences of criminal defamation, sedition and publication of a false statement. The challenge was brought by the Media Council of Tanzania, Legal and Human Rights Centre, and the Tanzania Human Rights Defenders Coalition.