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Malaysian Federal Court confirms lifting cartoon ban

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12 Nov 2015

Malaysia's Federal Court yesterday confirmed an earlier decision by the Court of Appeal to lift the ban on two cartoon compilations by the cartoonist Zunar and ordering the Home Ministry to return all copies that had been seized.

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European Court rules in pivotal privacy case

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10 Nov 2015

Today, the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights delivered its judgment in a key case balancing the law on privacy and freedom of expression.

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MLDI Publishes 2015 Annual Review

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5 Nov 2015

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.

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Azerbaijan admits violating journalist’s rights

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29 Oct 2015

The Azerbaijan Government has officially promised to pay compensation for the human rights violations sustained by reporter Agil Khalil.

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Ethiopian court clears Zone9 bloggers

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16 Oct 2015

Charges of terrorism were dropped today against four of the remaining ' Zone9 ' bloggers in Ethiopia who had been charged with promoting terrorism through their reporting.

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Free Legal Support for Italian Journalists and Bloggers

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30 Sep 2015

MLDI and Ossigeno per l’Informazione have established the “Sportello Legale di Ossigeno”, a fund to provide free legal support to Italian journalists and bloggers. For more information and how to apply for support see: http://bit.ly/1KPcfnQ .

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MLDI welcomes release of Fahmy and Mohamed

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23 Sep 2015

MLDI welcomes the release, today, of Al Jazeera Journalists Mohamed Fahmy and Baher Mohamed. They were pardoned by President Sisi after they had been sentenced to three years imprisonment earlier this year for allegedly collaborating with the Muslim brotherhood.

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Charlie Hebdo and Hate Speech: Don’t Prosecute the Messenger

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23 Sep 2015

Nine months after their offices were attacked by Muslim extremists, Charlie Hebdo ’s cartoonists are facing calls for prosecution for allegedly inciting hatred through cartoons of the Syrian toddler, Aylan Kurdi , lying dead on a Turkish tourist beach.

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MLDI intervenes in key A2I case

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22 Sep 2015

The Media Legal Defence Initiative has coordinated a coalition of organisations and submitted filed written comments with the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights, urging the Court to clarify its position on the right of access to information under the European Convention.

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