MLDI celebrated its fifth anniversary by hosting a panel discussion with four of its close partners and journalists illustrating the various threats to media freedom.
Pakistani internet rights activist, Shahzad Ahmad, spoke about the internet freedom cases that he is working on with MLDI; Russian media lawyer and recipient of the Russian Union of Journalists’ Golden Pen, Galina Arapova, discussed challenges to media freedom in present-day Russia; Director of the Journalism and Media Studies Centre at Hong Kong University, Professor Yuen-Ying Chan, illustrated the challenges to journalists in South East Asia; and the editor of the Zambian Watchdog, in exile in the UK, spoke about the threats to his reporters network in Zambia and MLDI’s work to help them. The event was hosted by British journalist and satirist, Ian Hislop.
Call for Consultants: Independent Evaluation of ‘Empowering Women in Digital Rights Advocacy’ project
The consultancy We are looking to engage an experienced evaluation consultant to carry out an interim and final evaluation of one of our projects. The project, called Empowering Women in Digital Rights Advocacy (EWDRA), is based in sub-Saharan Africa and began late last year. In addition, the consultant will conduct independent research with an intersectional […]
Spyware and freedom of expression Encryption is a valuable tool for freedom of expression online. It allows journalists, lawyers, human rights activists, and citizens to communicate securely. In recent years however, journalists around the world have experienced increasing digital surveillance, despite encryption becoming more accessible. In particular, investigative journalists uncovering corruption, abuse of power, and […]
Role Summary The Grants Officer plays a key role at Media Defence, administering the grants that we make to partner organisations, helping assess grant applications, and helping with communications via social media and other channels. As Grants Officer, you will also manage and administer our financial grants and non-financial support to journalists facing legal action, […]