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.
Women journalists who inspire us
Threats and violence against women journalists endanger important democratic values, including freedom of expression and the right to information. Despite significant risks, women continue to investigate abuses of power—and we applaud those who are laying the groundwork for a better future. Whether covering instability wrought by war or how corruption impacts local farmers, every journalist […]
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About Media Defence Media Defence is a charity that helps media to defend their rights. We support independent media, journalists and citizen journalists who are under legal threat by making sure that lawyers are available to defend them. We engage in strategic litigation to improve the regulatory environment for media freedom, make grants to organisations […]
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En décembre 2021, la Grèce a rejoint la liste croissante des pays qui légifèrent contre les “fausses nouvelles” (ou « fake news » en anglais). La modification du code pénal vise à poursuivre les citoyens grecs qui diffusent de fausses informations pendant la pandémie de COVID-19. Tout citoyen diffusant de fausses informations sur la santé publique risque […]