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MLDI intervenes in European Court case on media’s right to access and report from defamation proceedings

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9 Mar 2018

MLDI has filed a third-party intervention before the European Court of Human Rights in the case of Gleb Vyacheslavovich Paykachev v. Russia . In this case, the public and the media were excluded from attending defamation proceedings that had been brought by a police officer against a news website.

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Now Hiring: Communications Officer

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9 Mar 2018

We're hiring a Communications Officer - click here to find out more.

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Now Hiring: Legal Officer

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9 Mar 2018

We are looking for a qualified lawyer with a good understanding of the international law of freedom of expression to fill the position of Senior Legal Officer/Legal Officer. This is a permanent position. This is an exciting opportunity to join a dynamic team in a growing organisation.

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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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