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HRNJ-Uganda: challenging violence against journalists

We supported the Uganda-based Human Rights Network of Journalists (HRNJ-Uganda) between 2013 - 2015, and then again in 2018. Our support was primarily financial, with grants to support their work in defending media freedom through litigation. Consequently, we have asked HRNJ-Uganda to complete a Most Significant Change evaluation. These evaluations help us to understand the…

Interview with Solomon Okedara from Digital Rights Lawyers Initiative (DRLI)

Welcome to the Digital Rights Advocates Blog Series, where we hear from lawyers litigating digital rights in sub-Saharan Africa. Digital rights have become indispensable for people around the world to exercise and enjoy their fundamental rights. Independent media is increasingly moving online – from established newspapers and television channels to bloggers and human rights activists…

Italian Journalist Acquitted of Aggravated Defamation

Criminal Court in Lecce acquits journalist in case supported by Media Defence’s partner Ossigeno per L’Informazione A Lecce court has acquitted the journalist and editor in chief of the online newspaper Il Tacco d’Italia, Marilú Mastrogiovanni, of charges of aggravated defamation. Three individuals, including a former mayor and a former council member of Salento, brought…