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Media Defence Publishes 2015 Annual Review

Media Defence Publishes 2015 Annual Review

The past twelve months have seen strong results for the journalists we defended but also a decline in respect for freedoms overall. MLDI’s work this year, more than ever, has proven to be crucial in securing journalists’ ability to report freely worldwide.

In 2014-15, MLDI and its partners have defended nearly 600 journalists, media outlets and bloggers across the globe. We have obtained strong results for the journalists we defended and set fantastic precedents for freedom of expression before the African Court on Human and People’s Rights and the East African Court of Justice, amongst others.

To find out more on our work and impact, read our full Annual Review for 2015.

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