In 2018 Media Defence turned ten years old. Along with our 2018 annual report, we’re taking a moment to look back on some of the journalists and outlets we’ve supported, speaking to the lawyers we’ve trained, and looking back at some of the cases and milestones we’ve achieved.
Our microsite 10years.mediadefence.org looks back at our history with statistics, interactive timelines, case studies, and more.
- 10 years in numbers
- 10 reasons freedom of expression is important
- 10 issues affecting freedom of expression
- 10 journalists and outlets we’ve supported
- 10 partner organisations
- 10 things you can do
This microsite is launching in conjunction with our 2018 annual report: Ten Years of Media Legal Defence Initiative.
LPM Lintas: Indonesian student magazine shut down after reporting on sexual harassment investigation
At the State Institute of Islamic Studies (IAIN) in Ambon, Indonesia, student magazine LPM Lintas was shut down in March 2022 after publishing the results of an investigation into allegations of sexual harassment at the university. The investigation relied on the testimony of dozens of students. The university’s rector subsequently issued a decree to close […]
Durante años, la periodista Claudia Julieta Duque fue sometida a una prolongada campaña de tortura psicológica a manos de la extinta policía secreta colombiana, el Departamento Administrativo de Seguridad (DAS). Desde 2001, Duque se enfrentó a una persecución implacable, desde el secuestro hasta la incesante invasión de su intimidad, pasando por la vigilancia ilegal de […]
For over two decades journalist Claudia Duque was subjected to a prolonged campaign of psychological torture at the hands of the now-defunct Colombian secret police, the Department of Security (DAS). Since 2001, Duque faced relentless persecution — from kidnapping to the ceaseless invasion of her privacy, encompassing illegal surveillance of phone calls, emails, and bank […]