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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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Free expression organisations intervene on cases of detained Turkish journalists before the European Court of Human Rights

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27 Oct 2017

MLDI has joined freedom of expression organisations in submitting third-party interventions in ten cases against jailed Turkish journalists to which the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) has given priority status. The interventions offer detailed legal analyses of the principles at stake in the cases of the detained journalists.

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MLDI supports more new cases in 2017 than ever before

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18 Oct 2017

As of mid-September 2017, MLDI has supported 69 news case in 2017 – this is more than any other year in MLDI’s history and we’ve still got over 3 months to go.

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The European Court considers MLDI's joint intervention in important decision on intermediary liability

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12 Oct 2017

The European Court of Human Rights has dismissed politician's claim that his right to reputation had been violated because he was refused permission to sue Google Inc. for allegedly defamatory remarks on the Blogger.com platform. Media Legal Defence Initiative (MLDI) co-ordinated a coalition of eight interveners in the case.

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MLDI files intervention at European Court seeking to protect anonymity of users online

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10 Oct 2017

MLDI has filed a third-party intervention before the European Court of Human Rights in a case that will examine the circumstances under which an internet service provider can be compelled to disclose the identities of anonymous users.

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