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Landmark European Court judgment is victory for access to information

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8 Nov 2016

The Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights has recognised that a right of access to information is an important component of the right to freedom of expression under Article 10 of the European Convention on Human Rights.

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A victory in the fight for freedom of expression in Vietnam

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4 Nov 2016

The UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention has called for the release of a Vietnamese photojournalist, Mihn Man Dang Nguyen, who is currently serving a prison sentence for documenting events and issues that the Vietnamese Government did not wish to be publicised.

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MLDI welcomes its new Legal Director

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7 Sep 2016

MLDI welcomes its new Legal Director, Padraig Hughes.

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Alaa Abd El Fattah must be released, says UN group

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7 Jul 2016

UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention asks for release of Egyptian human rights activist and blogger Alaa Abd El Fattah, currently serving five years in prison for his participation in a peaceful demonstration.

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Vietnam bloggers jailed for human rights reporting must be released

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27 Jun 2016

MLDI and students from the University of Edinburgh’s Freedom of Expression Law Clinic , today filed petitions to the UNWGAD on behalf of imprisoned Vietnamese bloggers Nguyễn Hữu Vinh and Ngô Hào.

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African Court landmark ruling on criminal libel: Burkinabe journalist awarded compensation

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6 Jun 2016

on 3 June 2016, Burkinabe journalist Lohé Issa Konaté was awarded $70,000 in compensation for the harm he suffered as a result of his year-long detention for charges of criminal defamation.

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The Gambia: imperilled free press seek urgent help from ECOWAS Court

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19 Apr 2016

The ECOWAS court will hold a hearing in Cote d’Ivoire on Tuesday in the case of Federation of African Journalists (FAJ) and others v. The Gambia.

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MLDI asks ECtHR to strengthen protection for intermediaries

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7 Apr 2016

MLDI and eight interveners have urged the European Court of Human Rights to strengthen its protection of intermediaries in Google case.

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International Delegation calls on Indonesian President to Address Media Freedom Concerns

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13 Nov 2015

Jakarta, November 13, 2015 — An international delegation of media and freedom of expression organisations , including MLDI , met with the Indonesian government to discuss the state of media in the country.

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Malaysian Federal Court confirms lifting cartoon ban

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12 Nov 2015

Malaysia's Federal Court yesterday confirmed an earlier decision by the Court of Appeal to lift the ban on two cartoon compilations by the cartoonist Zunar and ordering the Home Ministry to return all copies that had been seized.

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