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.
As part of Media Defence’s project Empowering Women in Digital Rights Advocacy, we are building a strong legal defence network in sub-Saharan Africa. To achieve this goal, we are providing financial assistance to organisations to establish legal aid units or media defence centres. We are excited to announce that, as part of this project, we are extending […]
This year marks Media Defence’s 15th anniversary. To celebrate this milestone, we will be taking a look at the ways in which freedom of expression has been threatened around the world, and how we have sought to protect it. The internet has become an essential part of modern life. It has transformed the way we […]
Purpose of the consultancy contract The purpose of the consultancy contract is to draft nine modules on digital rights and freedom of expression in Europe. Background Media Defence’s vision is a world where journalists no longer face legal challenges that threaten their ability to report freely and independently on issues of public interest, allowing citizens […]