In 2007 an Azerbaijani journalist, Ilgar Nasibov, wrote to the country’s president to complain about police brutality. He was accused of libelling local police officers and was sentenced to three months’ imprisonment. A week later he won an appeal only to be given a suspended sentence on related charges, and appeals against this sentence have failed. Nasibov has long been a thorn in the side of his local authorities and it is widely believed his trial was unfair. The MLDI is now working with Mr Nasibov’s lawyers to prepare a submission to the European Court of Human Rights.
Freedom of expression in Poland: legal harassment against journalists and widening political control over the media
Welcome to the latest instalment of our Partners blog series. In this series, we interview our partners from around the world about their critical work in protecting freedom of expression. This time our communications assistant Julie Reintjes spoke to Konrad Siemaszko, who works as a lawyer for the Poland-based Helsinki Foundation for Human Rights (HFHR). […]
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 […]