News: Jun 2020

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Landmark Judgment: ECOWAS Court Finds Togo Violated FoE with Internet Shutdown

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25 Jun 2020

Today the ECOWAS Court handed down an important decision for freedom of expression, digital rights, and press freedom, finding that Togo, by shutting down the Internet in 2017, violated the rights of the plaintiffs.

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Covid-19 Appeal: Help Us Defend Independent Media

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24 Jun 2020

Due to the pandemic, we anticipate that less funding will be available over the next few years, resulting in unexpected funding gaps. That’s why we need your support.

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Partners: Interview with an Anonymous Azerbaijani Lawyer

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22 Jun 2020

Welcome to the second instalment of our 'Partners' blog series. In this series, we interview some of our partners from around the world about their crucial and fascinating work in freedom of expression.

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Call for Consultants: Independent Evaluation of Digital Rights Advocates Project

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17 Jun 2020

We are looking to engage an experienced evaluation consultant to carry out an interim and final evaluation of our Digital Rights Advocates Project.

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Maria Ressa: Award-Winning Journalist Facing 6 Years in Prison

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15 Jun 2020

In a blow to press freedom in the Philippines, award winning journalist Maria Ressa is facing six years in prison after being convicted of cyber-libel on 15 June 2020.

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Call for Consultants: Technical Development of Resource Hub

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8 Jun 2020

Media Defence is looking to hire a consultant to develop an open access multimedia Resource Hub which will provide a basis for the network of lawyers to refresh their knowledge and find relevant material for their cases.

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Call for Consultants: Development of Content for Resource Hub on Digital Rights

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8 Jun 2020

Media Defence is looking to hire a consultant to develop content for an open access Resource Hub which will provide a basis for its network of lawyers to find relevant material for their cases.

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We're Hiring! Finance and Operations Manager

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8 Jun 2020

Media Defence are currently recruiting for a Finance and Operations Manager.

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Government confirms Cameroon journalist Samuel Wazizi died in detention in August 2019

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5 Jun 2020

After months of uncertainty the Cameroon government has, today, finally admitted that Cameroon journalist Samuel Wazizi died in prison shortly after his arrest.

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U.S. Protests: Our Statement on the Mistreatment of Journalists

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3 Jun 2020

As demonstrations against the death of George Floyd continue in cities across the United States, Media Defence is concerned at the targeting of journalists covering those demonstrations by police.