Media Defence Logo

CLOSE

Strategic Litigation News

See All

Reading List: An introduction to litigating at regional mechanisms in Africa

At Media Defence, we've created a Training Resource Hub with lots of great resources on digital rights. The Hub covers ten digital rights themes, such as defamation, privacy and restrictions to online content. In this blog, we’ve put together some resources to help you learn more about litigating at regional mechanisms in Africa. Take a…

Guinea: Our Application Following the Internet Shutdowns

Media Defence files application to ECOWAS Court against Guinea following government-ordered internet shutdowns Media Defence has filed an application to the ECOWAS Court on behalf of four applicants after Guinea cut internet access across the country in March 2020, and again in October 2020. The shutdowns were imposed at critical moments in Guinea’s democracy. In…

Guinée: Media Defence Dépose une Requête suite aux Coupures d’Internet

Media Defence dépose une requête devant la Cour de Justice de la CEDEAO contre la Guinée suite aux coupures d'internet ordonnées par le gouvernement Media Defence a déposé une requête auprès de la Cour de Justice de la CEDEAO au nom de quatre requérants après que la Guinée ait coupé l'accès à Internet dans tout…

ECOWAS Court Adjourns Nigeria Twitter Case

The ECOWAS Court has joined four cases, including a case filed by Media Defence on behalf of nine applicants, challenging the Twitter ban in Nigeria and adjourned the matter to 29 September 2021. Media Defence and Nigerian lawyer, Mojirayo Ogunlana Nkanga, filed an application to the ECOWAS Court on behalf of 5 NGOs, including Paradigm…

Strasbourg court says no violation of article 10 where newspaper ordered to anonymise article

The European Court of Human Rights (‘ECtHR’) has held that an order by the Belgian courts requiring a newspaper to anonymise the name of a driver responsible for a fatal road traffic accident in an article available through its online archive did not breach the publisher’s right to freedom of expression. The importance of the…

Media Defence Files Application to the European Court on behalf of LGBTI/Women’s Rights Activist, Gulnara Mehdiyeva, Subject to Serious Cyberattack

Summary Media Defence has filed an application to the European Court of Human Rights on behalf of Gulnara Mehdiyeva, an activist and journalist reporting on LGBTI and women’s rights issues in Azerbaijan. Ms Mehdiyeva was subject to a serious cyberattack, in which a hacker gained access to her email and social media accounts, after she…