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The European Court of Human Rights finds Russia violated Ukrainian journalist’s rights at protest

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14 Feb 2018

The European Court of Human Rights has found a violation of the right to freedom of expression in Butkevich v Russia , a case involving the arrest, detention and conviction of Maksim Butkevich, a Ukrainian journalist covering a street protest at the 2006 G8 Summit in St Petersburg.

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Calling evaluation consultants with experience in training programmes and/or human rights

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12 Feb 2018

Are you an experienced evaluation consultant? We are seeking evaluation consultants for two exciting projects to help us to measure our impact.

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Call for Applications: East Africa Digital Rights & Online Freedom of Expression Litigation Workshop

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2 Feb 2018

The Media Legal Defence Initiative (MLDI) is calling for applications from East African lawyers to participate in a litigation workshop on the right to online freedom of expression, digital rights and the Internet.

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What did we learn in 2017?

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25 Jan 2018

Interested in our monitoring and evaluation findings? Read our 2017 Learning Report to find out more.

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Detained journalists in Turkey should be immediately released

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17 Jan 2018

MLDI welcomes the recent decisions of Turkey’s Constitutional Court, finding the detention of journalists Mehmet Altan and Sahin Alpay (who have been in prison for over a year) to be unlawful.

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European Court considers MLDI intervention on “defamation of the dead”

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5 Dec 2017

The European Court of Human Rights has found a violation of the right to freedom of expression in case concerning television programme alleged to have harmed the reputation of a deceased politician. MLDI Intervened in the case.

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Constitutional Court of Montenegro finds failure to investigate violent attack to be a violation of journalist's right to life

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30 Nov 2017

The Constitutional Court of Montenegro unanimously that the journalist Tufik Softić’s right to life had been violated due to the ineffective investigation into attacks against him.

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Introducing MLDI’s newest partner: Human Rights Platform, Ukraine

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24 Nov 2017

Ukrainian based NGO, Human Rights Platform (HRP) is one of MLDI’s newest partners. HRP’s Programme Director, Oleksandra Stepanova, tells us more about the organisation, the human rights challenges in Ukraine and how they are tackling them.

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Journalist wins landmark case on Montenegrin authorities’ failure to investigate attacks

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2 Nov 2017

In a case supported by the Media Legal Defence Initiative and Human Rights Action, the investigative journalist Tufik Softić has been awarded €7,000 for the harm caused by the Montenegrin authorities’ failure to effectively investigate two violent attacks aimed at silencing him.

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“An appalling violation of the right to freedom of speech”

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31 Oct 2017

A pioneering case in Cameroon, supported by Media Legal Defence Initiative, hopes to set a legal precedent for a very modern kind of human rights violation.

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