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Manual on European Defamation Law

Find here a comprehensive reference and training manual for lawyers and journalists on European legal standards related to freedom of expression and the protection of reputation. “Freedom of Expression, Media Law and Defamation,” summarises key principles of European jurisprudence on defamation

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National Media Defence Centre – Case Study Template

Case study template for partners to fill in as part of the final online report.

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MLDI manual on freedom of expression law

The MLDI manual on international and comparative media and freedom of expression law consists of a 136-page guide to international and comparative freedom of expression law, introducing topics ranging from defamation to national security restrictions on free speech, accompanied by a set of powerpoint slides for use by trainers.

The manual can also be used as a stand-alone overview guide to standards on media and freedom of expression law.

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MLDI manual on litigating freedom of expression cases in East Africa

This manual is designed to assist lawyers representing journalists and bloggers at the regional level in East Africa. It therefore concentrates on setting out the processes and procedures for filing and arguing human rights cases before the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights, the African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights and the East African Court of Justice.

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Training Manual on Litigation and Freedom of Expression in West Africa

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MLDI Training Manual on Digital Rights and Freedom of Expression Online

The MLDI Training Manual on Digital Rights and Freedom of Expression Online is designed to assist lawyers represent web-based journalists, bloggers and other online media. It comprises a comprehensive overview of international and comparative law on access to the internet, digital privacy and online data protection as well as specific types of speech-related offences online.

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MLDI Digital Rights Litigation Guide

The MLDI Digital Rights Litigation Guide provides practical information in respect to litigating online freedom of expression cases in East, West and Southern Africa. It includes general tips and strategies as well as specific guidance on bringing cases before the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights, African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights, the East African Court of Justice and ECOWAS Community Court of Justice.

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Monitoring and evaluation: guidance for applicants

This guidance is for organisations who are preparing a budget for their project and applying for a grant from Media Legal Defence Initiative (MLDI) to operate a national media defence centre. It covers the processes and activities needed to measure their progress, results and impact, as well as what support is available and how much of a financial grant can be used for this. 

Please find the guidance here.

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